Thomas Howells is the Associate Director for Industry Accounts at the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Mr. Howells is responsible for the estimation and analysis of BEA’s input-output accounts and gross domestic product by industry. During his time with BEA, he has held several leadership positions in the Industry Accounts, most recently serving as Chief of the Industry Analysis Division. Mr. Howells has also led several cross-cutting efforts that include development of BEA’s new outdoor recreation satellite account, the integrated industry-level production account (a joint project with the Bureau of Labor Statistics), and international collaboration to develop trade in value added statistics for both the North America and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) regions.
Mr. Howells has received various awards for his contributions to BEA’s industry economic accounts, including two U.S. Department of Commerce Silver Medals and BEA’s George Jaszi Award for Leadership. He has an M.A. in Economics from George Mason University and a B.A. in Economics from Brigham Young University.