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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.

Benjamin Cerf 
Center for Economic Studies 

Contact Information

  • 206-543-1528  
  • benjamin.cerf@census.gov  

Fields of Interest

  • Anti-poverty program eligibility and participation  
  • LGBT employment, earnings, and demographics  
  • Education  
  • Administrative Records  


  • Ph.D., Economics, Simon Fraser University, 2013  
  • M.A., Economics, The University of Montana, 2007  
  • B.A., Philosophy, The University of Montana, 2003  
  • B.A., Classics, The University of Montana, 2003  

Professional Experience

  • Economist, U.S. Census Bureau, 2012-Present  
  • Statistical Assistant, Statistics Canada, 2009-2012  

Selected Publications

Approved on: December 19, 2018
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