On the Record

The Role of Statistics in U.S. Economic Policy: Assessment and Agenda for Action

Andrew Reamer

At a meeting of the Committee on National Statistics, a unit of the National Research Council, Andrew Reamer discussed the need to expand the mission of federal economic statistical agencies to serve the needs of non-federal decisionmakers, public and private.

In this presentation, Reamer identified the barriers to meeting those needs and reviewed the efforts of the Brookings Federal Data Project in addressing those barriers.