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Chief, Industry Applications Division, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Erich Strassner is chief of the industry applications division at the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, and in that post, Strassner played a leading role in developing new quarterly industry statistics that BEA unveiled on April 25. Those new statistics provide a more timely snapshot of how U.S. industries are performing and their impact on the overall U.S. economy. Strassner, an economist, joined the BEA in 2001 and is an expert in measuring economic growth at the industry level. He has held a number of different positions including program manager in BEA's industry economics division and Chief of BEA's Industry Research and Analysis Group. He was promoted to his current position as Chief of BEA's industry applications division in December 2008. He has also worked closely with the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics to create a comprehensive set of industry and productivity statistics - providing a new tool in economic analysis. Strassner's innovative thinking has earned him numerous awards including Silver and Bronze medals from the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Erich Strassner has a Bachelor's Degree in business administration, business economic and public policy from George Washington University (May 2001); He has a Master of Arts in Economics from George Washington University (May 2007); and he has a MBA from Georgetown University (May 2012). Erich also was a senior executive fellow at Harvard University (March 2008), studying public policy and administration, strategy and negotiation. He has presented papers to the United Nations and to the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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