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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.

Nikolas Zolas 
Center for Economic Studies 

Contact Information

  • 301-763-5633  
  • nikolas.j.zolas@census.gov  

Fields of Interest

  • International Trade  
  • Innovation and Technological Change  
  • Intellectual Property  
  • Research and Development  


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of California - Davis, 2012  
  • A.B., Mathematical Economics, Rice University, 2003  

Professional Experience

  • Economist, US Census Bureau, 2012-Present  
  • Assistant to Chief Economist, Department of Commerce, 2013-2014  
  • Founder, Executive Director, Supplies for Africa (Non-Profit), 2006-2008  
  • Senior Analyst, UBS Investment Bank, 2003-2006  

Selected Publications

Approved on: May 3, 2016
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