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Vipin Arora is the Director of the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Dr. Arora oversees the production of closely watched economic statistics that provide an objective and timely picture of the U.S. economy. These include gross domestic product (GDP), personal income, and other national statistics, as well as data about states, counties, and industries, and U.S. international trade and investment.

He works with BEA's executive team to expand the agency's statistical programs and collaborates with BEA’s researchers to bolster the impact and effectiveness of research that furthers the agency’s mission. He is working with leadership to position BEA as an employer of choice for years to come.

Before joining BEA, Dr. Arora served as deputy director of the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics and led economic analysis at the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Dr. Arora also served as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Army, as an analyst at the U.S. Government Accountability Office, and in the private sector in multiple organizations.

Dr. Arora holds a Ph.D. in economics from the Australian National University, a master’s degree in public administration from Syracuse University, and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois.

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