The Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee (FESAC) advises the Directors of the Department of Commerce's statistical agencies, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the U.S. Census Bureau, and the Commissioner of the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), on statistical methodology and other technical matters related to the collection, tabulation, and analysis of federal economic statistics.

Upcoming Meetings: December 11, 2020 (tentative)

FESAC Photo_June_2019 In this picture, left to right: Ron Jarmin (Census), Robert Groves, Dick Rippe, Martin Fleming, Colm O'Muircheartaigh, Joseph Altonji, John Haltiwanger, Matthew Shapiro, William Beach (BLS), Maurine Haver, Brian Moyer (BEA), David Weinstein, Kirk Wolter, William Wiatrowski (BLS), Patrick Bajari, John Abowd (Census), Steven Dillingham (Census).

Current Members

  • Professor Joseph AltonjiDepartment of Economics, Yale University
  • Professor Patrick BajariDepartment of Economics, University of Washington, and Vice President and Chief Economist,
  • Professor Kerwin CharlesDeputy Dean, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago
  • Dr. Martin FlemingVP, Chief Analytics Officer, and Chief Economist, IBM Corporation
  • Dr. Erica GroshenCornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations and Research Fellow at the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

  • Professor Robert GrovesProvost, Georgetown University
  • Professor John C. HaltiwangerDepartment of Economics, University of Maryland
  • Maurine HaverPresident, Haver Analytics
  • Professor Emi NakamuraChancellor's Professor of Economics at University of California, Berkeley and Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research
  • Professor Colm O'MuircheartaighHarris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago
  • Dr. Richard D. RippeManaging Director & Economist, Evercore ISI
  • Professor Matthew D. Shapiro (FESAC Chairperson)Department of Economics and Survey Research Center, University of Michigan
  • Dr. Mel StephensDepartment of Economics, University of Michigan
  • Professor David WeinsteinDepartment of Economics, Columbia University
  • Dr. David WilcoxSenior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • Professor Kirk M. WolterPrincipal Statistical Advisor and Senior Fellow, National Opinion Research Center (NORC); and Professor, Department of Statistics, University of Chicago



International Response to Pandemic

Private/Public Data Projects Addressing Pandemic-Related Issues


Evidence Act

Technology, Artificial Intelligence and Data


Consumption Poverty Measure

Big Data for 21st Century Economic Statistics


Reorganizing Economic Statistical Agencies

  • Nancy Potok, Office of Management and Budget
  • Charles Bean, London School of Economics and Office for Budget Responsibility

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How Modern Disclosure Avoidance Methods Could Change the Way Statistical Agencies Operate


Seasonal Adjustment

Contingent Work and the Gig Economy


The Role of the Statistical Agencies in the 21st Century



Seasonal Adjustment

Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission

Federal Statistical Research Data Centers

Measuring Retail Trade


Measuring Retail Trade with Administrative Data

Measuring Retail Trade with Administrative Data (continued)

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