Maintaining the Quality and Integrity of U.S. Government Data: A Discussion for Journalists and Economists
September 1, 2020
3:00 - 4:00 PM Eastern
William Beach, Commissioner, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Mary Bohman, Acting Director and Deputy Director, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Ron S. Jarmin, Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer, United States Census Bureau
Moderator: Pallavi Gogoi, Chief Business Editor, NPR
Timely and reliable economic statistics are key to the work of both economists and journalists as they endeavor to grasp and crystallize the ever-evolving economic situation for their audiences. Threats to high-quality economic statistics include insufficient budgetary funding for the federal statistical system, resulting in cuts to programs and survey samples, and reduced survey response rates. The dynamic U.S. economy requires statistical agencies to constantly be modernizing, researching, and investing to ensure measurements keep pace.
Join the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) and the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) for a panel discussion with senior officials from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, and the U.S. Census Bureau to learn how the agencies are innovating and evolving in a time of growing budgetary and political challenges.
Offered in conjunction with this year's virtual NABE Foundation Economic Measurement Seminar
(August 31 - September 2), this panel discussion is free of charge
to NABE members, SABEW members
, and government employees
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To register for the full three-day virtual Economic Measurement Seminar,
please visit www.NABE.com/EMS2020