Government Data: Discussion and Mixer

Maintaining the Quality and Integrity of US Government Data:
A Discussion and Mixer for Journalists and Economists

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
3:15 – 5:15 PM
Four Seasons Hotel, Washington, DC

Brian Moyer, Director, BEA
William Wiatrowski, Acting Commissioner, BLS
Stephanie Studds, Chief, Economic Indicators Division, U.S. Census Bureau

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 SABEW and the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) for a free reception and 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. The panel discussion will end at 4:15 PM, and a networking reception hosted by The NABE Foundation and SABEW will follow.

Offered in conjunction with The NABE Foundation’s Economic Measurement Seminar, this panel discussion and reception are free of charge to NABE and SABEW members, Economic Measurement Seminar attendees, and government employees.

Register for the panel discussion and reception only.

SABEW members can take advantage of the NABE member registration rate of $500 for the full two-day Economic Measurement Seminar. To register visit

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