Meet the Researchers
BEA employs approximately 40 Ph.D. economists and statisticians who engage in cutting-edge research in challenging measurement areas such as non-market production, valuation and depreciation of intangible assets and other assets, housing, health care, financial services, distribution of income, globalization, digitization, and prices. Research is used to keep BEA's economic statistics up-to-date, innovate how the U.S. economy is measured, and provide a path to the creation of new statistics.
BEA's researchers produce numerous working papers and articles in peer-reviewed journals over a diverse range of topics and present their findings at professional meetings, conferences, and statistical forums around the world. BEA also encourages research staff to engage in independent research related to BEA statistics, including publication of their work in professional and academic journals.