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Our Researchers

Our researchers produce innovations that keep our economic and social statistics efficient and relevant. Census researchers engage in challenging and rewarding work in a wide variety of fields. Researchers present their findings in working papers, publications, and reports, and in contributions at professional meetings.

J. David Brown 
Principal Economist 
Center for Economic Studies 

Contact Information

  • 301-763-8769  
  • j.david.brown@census.gov  

Fields of Interest

  • Corporate Finance  
  • Industrial Organization  
  • Labor Economics  
  • Administrative Records  


  • B.A., Global Studies and Russian, University of Iowa, 1991  
  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 1996  

Professional Experience

  • Principal Economist, U.S. Census Bureau, 2019-Present  
  • Senior Economist, U.S. Census Bureau, 2012-2019  
  • Economist, U.S. Census Bureau, 2009-2012  
  • Reader, Heriot-Watt University, 2001-2009  
  • Assistant Professor, Stockholm School of Economics, 1996-2001  

Selected Publications

Approved on: September 16, 2019
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