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Office of the Chief Economist

The major functions of the Office of the Chief Economist:

  • Expand external communications and outreach efforts as liaison to the academic community
  • Support and foster research across BEA, working jointly with program staff
  • Undertake the development and improvement of mathematical and statistical techniques
  • Conduct independent research that explores and exploits all applicable statistical methods for BEA's use
  • Serve as a key technical adviser to the Director for BEA statistical activities and as chief auditor of all statistical operations

Dennis Fixler, Chief Economist

Source Data Coordinator

  • Tiffany Burrell

Special Assistant

  • Danit Kanal

Research Team