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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.

Emek Basker 
Principal Economist 
Center for Economic Studies 

Contact Information

  • 301-763-3444  
  • emek.m.basker@census.gov  

Fields of Interest

  • Industrial Organization  
  • Innovation  
  • Productivity  
  • Retail  


  • Ph.D., Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002  
  • B.A., Economics, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 1996  

Professional Experience

  • Principal Economist, US Census Bureau, 2014-Present  
  • Associate Professor, University of Missouri, 2009-2015  
  • Assistant Professor, University of Missouri, 2002-2009  

Selected Publications

Approved on: September 21, 2020
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