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Photo of BEA Associate Director for National Accounts & Acting Associate Director for Industry Accounts Erich H. Strassner

Erich H. Strassner is Associate Director for National Economic Accounts at the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Mr. Strassner oversees the calculation of official economic statistics that track the performance of the U.S. economy. These include BEA’s flagship economic measure, gross domestic product (GDP), as well as its major components such as consumer spending and business investment.

Mr. Strassner has led several new, innovative data projects. He shaped the creation of statistics measuring the fast-changing digital economy and capturing the effects of outdoor recreation activities on the country’s economic performance. And, Mr. Strassner is leading efforts to explore economic measures beyond GDP to better gauge Americans’ well-being.

He has received a number of awards for leadership and management, including U.S. Department of Commerce Gold and Silver Medals, the department’s highest honors, and the Arthur S. Flemming Award for outstanding public service.

Mr. Strassner holds an MBA from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University and an M.A. in economics from The George Washington University.

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