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Speaker: Katharine Abraham, Director of the Maryland Center for Economics and Policy, and a professor of Survey Methodology and Economics at the University of Maryland

Title: Informing Decisions while Protecting Privacy: The Future of the Federal Statistical System

Abstract: The Federal statistical system faces a multitude of challenges—limited budgets, increasing difficulty in obtaining survey responses, demands for more timely and detailed data, and growing concerns about individual privacy. Addressing these challenges will require a fundamental rethinking of how the statistical agencies do their work. Greater use of naturally-occurring “big data,” new models for data dissemination, and strengthened partnerships with academia and the business community all will be a part of an effective response. The Foundations of Evidence-Based Policymaking Act signed into law earlier this year lays the groundwork for some important first steps.

Date: September 17, 2019
Time: 4:00-6:30 p.m. ET