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 acting deputy assistant director of the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate of the National Science Foundation (NSF). He also served as deputy director of NSF’s National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, one of the federal government’s 13 principal statistical agencies.
At NSF, Dr. Arora oversaw data analysis, information dissemination, operations, human capital management, and multiple special projects. He led the creation of new partnerships between the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics and other federal agencies to better understand topics of importance in science and engineering.
Before that, he 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.