BLS Technical Advisory Committee

The Bureau of Labor Statistics Technical Advisory Committee (BLSTAC) advises the Commissioner of Labor Statistics on statistical methodology and other technical matters related to the collection and analysis of BLS data.

Charter of the Technical Advisory Committee

The members of the Technical Advisory Committee are:

  • Alberto Cavallo, Douglas Drane Career Development Professor of Information Technology and Management and Associate Professor of Applied Economics, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Steven Heeringa, Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan
  • Nicholas Horton, Professor of Statistics, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Amherst College
  • Susan Houseman, Senior Economist, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
  • Chinhui Juhn, Henry Graham Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Houston
  • Adriana Kugler, Professor of Public Policy, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University
  • Bruce Meyer, McCormick Foundation Professor, Harris School of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago
  • Emi Nakamura, Professor of Business and Economics, Columbia Business School, Columbia University
  • Daniel Sullivan, Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Brady T. West, Research Associate Professor, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor


Technical Advisory Committee Meetings

The Technical Advisory Committee expects to meet two times during each year. Currently scheduled meetings are:

  • June 15, 2018 (tentative)
  • November 16, 2018

November 17, 2017

June 16, 2017

November 18, 2016

June 17, 2016

November 20, 2015

May 15, 2015

November 21, 2014

June 20, 2014

November 8, 2013

June 21, 2013

November 9, 2012

June 15, 2012


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Last Modified Date: January 12, 2018