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Undersecretary for Economic Affairs
“The Value of Government Economic Data”
Dr. Doms will discuss the comparative advantage of government data collection and disseminating and how government data helps inform decision-making by businesses, individuals, NGOs, and government. He will also discuss the complementarities between government data and private data and address the implications of the recent government shutdown on Federal statistics.
Bio: Under Secretary Mark Doms leads the Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA), which includes two of our nation’s leading information agencies: the United States Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). These agencies collect and produce information on the United States’ dynamic population and economy and have a combined staff of over 10,000 and a budget exceeding $1 billion. Dr. Doms also serves as the Secretary’s appointed Board Representative to the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation. Prior to his as the undersecretary at Commerce Dr. Doms was the Chief Economist at the United States Department of Commerce (DOC). Prior to joining DOC, Dr. Doms spent most of his career working for the Federal Reserve system, helping guide monetary policy. Dr. Doms received a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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