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Role of Economists at the Census Bureau


Conduct research that
  • Improves Census Bureau surveys and data collection
  • Answers questions using Census Bureau microdata that cannot be addressed with publicly available data
Participate actively in Census' dynamic community of research economists

Conduct research in the following areas
  • Business dynamics: industrial organization, productivity, trade, entrepreneurship, innovation
  • Labor dynamics: employment activity and worker flow
  • Income dynamics: earnings, taxation, assets, poverty, and program participation
  • Health: disability, health status, and insurance markets
  • Household dynamics: housing, family structure, education, and migration

Research Environment

Economists are encouraged to
  • Publish in respected peer–reviewed journals
  • Present at domestic and international conferences

Research is carried out by permanent staff, approved research associates, fellows, and interns

The Census Bureau hosts multiple seminar series with speakers from academia and other government agencies

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Center for Economic Studies | (301) 763-6460 | E-mail CES |  Last Revised: October 23, 2012