Jon D. Samuels

I am empirical macroeconomist studying the impact of technological change and the drivers of economic growth and structural change.  My research uses economic theory to build novel datasets to analyze questions like why is the economy growing or shrinking, what are the driving forces of productivity growth, what are the prospects for future growth, what is the impact of growth on economic outcomes for demographic groups, and what are the origins of economic competitiveness. 

I was awarded the Gold Medal by the U.S. Department of Commerce for my contributions to economic measurement. I am currently Chief of the National Accounts Research Group at the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA).


Recent Work