Committee Members

John HaltiwangerJohn C. Haltiwanger, University of Maryland, Chair

John C. Haltiwanger is a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Maryland. He received his Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University in 1981. After serving on the faculty of UCLA and Johns Hopkins, he joined the faculty at Maryland in 1987. In the late 1990s, he served as Chief Economist of the U.S. Census Bureau. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Studies at the U.S. Census Bureau. He has played a major role in developing and studying U.S. longitudinal firm-level data. Using these data, he has developed new statistical measures and analyzed the determinants of firm-level job creation, job destruction and economic performance. He has explored the implications of these firm dynamics for aggregate U.S. productivity growth and for the U.S. labor market. The statistical and measurement methods he has helped develop to measure and study firm dynamics have been increasingly used by many statistical agencies around the world. His own research increasingly uses the data and measures on firm dynamics from a substantial number of advanced, emerging and transition economies. He has published more than 90 academic articles and numerous books including Job Creation and Destruction (with Steven Davis and Scott Schuh, MIT Press).


Eric BryjolffsonEric Brynjolffson, MIT

Erik Brynjolfsson is Director of MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy, Schussel Family Professor of Management Science at the MIT Sloan School, and research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research examines the effects of information technologies on business strategy, productivity and performance, digital commerce, and intangible assets.


John CawleyJohn Cawley, Cornell University

John Cawley is a Professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management, and the Department of Economics, at Cornell University, where he co-directs the Institute on Health Economics, Health Behaviors and Disparities.  He is is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Sydney, Australia; an Honorary Professor at the National University of Ireland, Galway; and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). John’s primary field of research is the economics of risky health behaviors, with a focus on the economics of obesity. He studies the economic causes of obesity, the economic consequences of obesity, and economic approaches to obesity treatment and prevention.  He is the recipient of a number of awards for his research, including the Investigator Award in Health Policy Research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Charles C. Shepard Science Award in Prevention and Control from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  In 2016 he served as a Fulbright Specialist in Economics to Ireland.  John serves as an Editor of the Journal of Health Economics, an Associate Editor of Health Economics, and serves on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Health Economics.


Carol Corrado, The Conference BoardCarol Corrado, The Conference Board

Carol Corrado is senior advisor and research director in economics at The Conference Board, where her primary focus is measuring intangible capital and analyzing innovation and economic growth. Her research on intangibles and innovation has been cited in the popular press, including Business Week, The Financial Times, and The New York Times.  Corrado participates in the SPINTAN project funded by the European Commission to study and measure public intangibles, is Senior Scholar at Georgetown University McDonough School’s Center for Business and Public Policy, ASA delegate to the Julius Shiskin Award Committee, and member of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Technical Advisory Committee.  Prior to coming to The Conference Board in 2008, Carol was on the staff of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, where she was responsible for directing the Board’s industrial production and capacity utilization measures, including its work on measuring and analyzing high-tech sector developments.  She received the IARIW’s Kendrick Prize in 2010, the ASA’s Julius Shiskin Award for Economic Statistics in 2003, and a Special Achievement Award from the Federal Reserve in 1998.  She holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in management science from Carnegie-Mellon University.


Jan EberlyJanice C. Eberly, Northwestern University

Janice C. Eberly is the James R. and Helen D. Russell Professor of Finance and former Chair of the Finance Department. Eberly served as Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy at the U.S. Treasury in 2011-2013. She was Chief Economist at the Treasury, leading the Office of Economic Policy in analysis of the U.S. and global economies and development of policy recommendations on micro, macroeconomic and financial issues. Eberly's research focuses on finance and macroeconomics, addressing firms' capital budgeting decisions and household spending and portfolios. Her work has been published in the American Economic Review, Econometrica, and the Journal of Political Economy, among other academic journals. She received a Sloan Research Fellowship and was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2013. She serves as co-editor of the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity and is a non-resident Senior fellow of the Brookings Institution.  She received her Ph.D. in economics from MIT.


Martin S. Gaynor, Carnegie Mellon UniversityMartin S. Gaynor, Carnegie Mellon University

Martin Gaynor is the E.J. Barone Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University and former Director of the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission. He is one of the founders of the Health Care Cost Institute, an independent non-partisan nonprofit dedicated to advancing knowledge about US health care spending, and served as the first Chair of its governing board. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and an International Research Fellow at the University of Bristol. Prior to coming to Carnegie Mellon Dr. Gaynor held faculty appointments at Johns Hopkins and  a number of other universities, and was a visitor at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest in 1991. His research focuses on competition and antitrust policy in health care markets. He has written extensively on this topic, testified before Congress, and advised the governments of the Netherlands and the United Kingdom on competition issues in health care. He has won a number of awards for his research, including the Victor R. Fuchs Research Award, the National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation Health Care Research Award, the Kenneth J. Arrow Award, the Jerry S. Cohen Award for Antitrust Scholarship (finalist), and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research. Dr. Gaynor received his B.A. from the University of California, San Diego in 1977 and his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1983.


Erica L. GroshenErica L. Groshen, Cornell University

Erica L. Groshen is a Visiting Senior Scholar at the ILR School of Cornell University and the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, and served as the 14th Commissioner of Labor Statistics from January 2013 to January 2017. Prior to joining BLS, Dr. Groshen was a Vice President and economist in the Research and Statistics Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. She has served as a member of the BLS Data Users’ Advisory Committee and of the Census Bureau’s 2010 Census Advisory Committee and Advisory Committee of Professional Associations.


J. Steven Landefeld, U.S. Naval Academy and the United NationsJ. Steven Landefeld, U.S. Naval Academy and the United Nations

J. Steven Landefeld is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the U.S. Naval Academy and a Senior Advisor to the United Nations. His current research focuses on the use of big data for official statistics, the development of extended international accounts that better measure the impact of globalization, and the better integration of international economic statistics. For nearly twenty years Dr. Landefeld was Director of the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis where he led the Bureau in a number of measurement improvements including regular updates to provide more timely and relevant data. He also led in the development of chain-indexes, integrated national, international, production, income and wealth accounts, expanded measures of domestic and international services, expanded measures of intellectual property, and satellite accounts for household production, human capital, travel and tourism, transportation, and natural resources and the environment. Dr. Landefeld has chaired and been a member of United Nations, OECD, IMF, NBER-CRIW, NAS, and other international and national committees.  He has received the President’s Distinguished Executive Award, the NABE’s and ASA’s Julius Shiskin Award and numerous other national and international awards. Most recently he was selected as a Fellow of the National Association for Business Economics.  Dr. Landefeld has led change in economic statistics through his research and has published widely on economic measurement. 


Josh LernerJosh Lerner, Harvard Business School

Josh Lerner is the Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking at Harvard Business School, and head of the Entrepreneurial Management unit. He graduated from Yale College with a special divisional major that combined physics with the history of technology.  He worked for several years on issues concerning technological innovation and public policy at the Brookings Institution, for a public-private task force in Chicago, and on Capitol Hill.  He then earned a Ph.D. from Harvard's Economics Department.  Much of his research focuses on venture capital and private equity organizations.  He also examines policies on innovation and how they impact firm strategies.  He co-directs the National Bureau of Economic Research’s Productivity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Program and serves as co-editor of their publication, Innovation Policy and the Economy. He founded and runs the Private Capital Research Institute, a nonprofit devoted to encouraging access to data and research about venture capital and private equity, and serves as vice-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Investing. In the 1993-1994 academic year, he introduced an elective course for second-year MBAs.  Over the past two decades, “Venture Capital and Private Equity” has consistently been one of the largest elective courses at Harvard Business School. He also teaches a doctoral course on entrepreneurship and chairs the Owners-Presidents-Managers Program and executive courses on private equity.


Edward MontgomeryEdward Montgomery, Western Michigan University

Edward Montgomery is the President of Western Michigan University. He is a labor economist whose research has often focused at the interaction between micro policies and macro dynamics. He has focused on the effect of various incentive programs in generating state and local economic growth, wage dynamics in the presence of long term contracts, and savings behavior. He has also written on the effect of creative destruction on productivity and economic dynamics over the  business cycle, the impact of social insurance programs on labor supply, and the impacts of unions on employment and unemployment.  Prior to coming to Georgetown in 2010 he served on President Obama’s Auto Task Force as Executive Director of the White House Council for Auto Communities and Workers. From 2003 to 2008 he served as the Dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the University of Maryland where he had been on the Economics Department faculty since 1990. He also worked in the Clinton administration from 1997-2001 and held positions ranging from the Chief Economist to the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor.  In 2011 he was elected as a Fellow of the National Academic of Public Administration, and he has been a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research for over two decades. He has been on the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University, Michigan State University, and the University of Maryland. In addition he has held visiting positions at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve and The Urban Institute. Dean Montgomery has a B.S. in Economics from Pennsylvania State University, anda M.A. and a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.


Emi NakamuraEmi Nakamura, University of California, Berkeley

Emi Nakamura is Chancellor's Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. She is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and an associate editor at the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the Journal of Economic Perspectives. She is on the technical advisory board for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Her research focuses on monetary and fiscal policy, empirical macroeconomics and finance, and macroeconomic measurement. She received her PhD in economics from Harvard University in 2007, and also holds an A.B. in economics from Princeton University. She came to Columbia in 2008 after spending a semester as a resident scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and has been a visitor at numerous central banks. In 2011 she was a Milton Friedman Research Scholar at the University of Chicago. She is a recipient of the NSF Career Award, the Sloan Research Fellowship and the Elaine Bennett Research Prize.