Upcoming Meetings

The National Academies is holding some meetings in person with a virtual option and others fully virtual; virtual options are available for all public meetings. All times are Eastern.

March 6 & April 5, 2024
9:00 am–5:00 pm
Consensus Panel on Cybercrime Classification and Measurement to hold public meetings; see this site for more information

March 22, 2024
9:00 am–4:30 pm
Behavioral Economics: Policy Applications and Practical Guidance for State and Local Initiatives—dissemination meeting for Lessons from Behavioral Economics: Policy Impact and Future Directions; see this site for more information

April 1, 2024
1:00 pm–3:00 pm
CNSTAT Public Seminar: Managing Privacy and Confidentiality Risks with Blended Data
CNSTAT to hold a joint virtual seminar with the Data Foundation on the recently release report Toward a 21st Century National Data Infrastructure: Managing Privacy and Confidentiality Risks with Blended Data; More information and registration coming soon.

SAVE THE DATE: May 2, 2024
10:00 am– 5:30 pm
AI Day for Federal Statistics CNSTAT and FCSM are collaborating to organize an all day event, showcasing applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in federal statistics. More information and registration coming soon.

People News

CNSTAT Congratulates Dennis Fixler on Receiving the 2023 Julius Shiskin Memorial Award for Economic Statistics
Dennis Fixler, chief economist of the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), has been selected to receive the 2023 Julius Shiskin Memorial Award for Economic Statistics. The award recognizes unusually original and important contributions in the development of economic statistics or in the use of statistics in interpreting the economy. Dr. Fixler is recognized for his development of innovative methods for measuring prices and values of the services of financial intermediaries, his development of innovative methods for measuring the output of property-casualty insurers, and his leadership in the implementation of these methods in the national accounts. He is also recognized for his work at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on expanding the coverage of the producer price index to include prices of financial intermediation services, and his leadership of the development of income inequality statistics showing how personal income from the national accounts is distributed across households and whether the benefits of economic growth are shared across the income distribution. Dr. Fixler began his career in federal statistics at BLS, where he served as Chief of the Division of Price and Index Number Research. He came to BEA in 2001 and he is responsible for all the dimensions of ensuring the quality of BEA’s statistics, including source data, methods, and data dissemination. Dr. Fixler received his Ph.D. in economics from Purdue University.

CNSTAT Congratulates Kaye Husbands Fealing on Her Appointment as Associate Director for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences at NSF
The National Science Foundation recently announced its selection of Kaye Husbands Fealing to head the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences, beginning April 22, 2024. She is currently dean of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts and formerly chaired the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She specializes in the science of science and innovation policy, underrepresentation of women and minorities in STEM disciplines and occupations, and international trade policy impacts on industry structure and firm behavior. Previously, she held positions as a senior program officer with CNSTAT, in the Center for Science, Technology and Environmental Policy at the University of Minnesota, at Williams College, and as the inaugural program director for the NSF Science of Science and Innovation Policy Program. She is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and an elected fellow of both the National Academy of Public Administration and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She received the 2023 Carolyn Shaw Bell Award from the American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession and the 2017 Trailblazer Award from the National Medical Association Council on Concerns of Women Physicians. She has a B.A. in mathematics and economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University. For CNSTAT, she directed the study that produced the 2014 report, Capturing Change in Science, Technology, and Innovation: Improving Indicators to Inform Policy.

CNSTAT Congratulates Dominic Mancini (OMB) on Receiving a 2023 Distingished Executive Award
Dominic J. Mancini, deputy administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget, received a 2023 Presidential Rank Award in November 2023 for his service as a distinguished executive. Recipients of these awards are recognized for sustained extraordinary accomplishment, and only one percent of the career Senior Executive Service may receive this rank. OIRA houses the office of the chief statistician of the United States, of which Dominic Mancini has been very supportive, and serves as a lead in the implementation of the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act, and the Federal Data Strategy. Among other responsibilities, the deputy administrator often serves as the acting administrator in the absence of a permanent head of the office, and Dominic Mancini served in that capacity during both the current and past Administrations. He joined OIRA in 2002 and served as branch chief for natural resources and the environment and economist for health, transportation, and general government. Prior to joining OIRA, he worked as an economist in the Food and Drug Administration preparing regulatory impact analyses for economically significant regulations, and as an analyst at the North Carolina Population Center, conducting demographic and health research in South America and East Africa. He has degrees in economics and finance from the University of Florida, and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


We have just released two new interactive sites on recent reports, Measuring Law Enforcement Suicide: Challenges and Opportunities and An Updated Measure of Poverty: (Re)Drawing the Line. Also take a look at our interactive site on CNSTAT’s data infrastructure series. And take a look at CNSTAT’s redesigned “About Us” page at About the Committee on National Statistics | National Academies.

In case you missed it, we have a fantastic new video out about the value of objective national data and statistics. We’re certain you know someone who would like to see it—or better yet, some organization that would like to share it. Will you take 3 minutes to check it out and then send it to a colleague?

See all here: CNSTAT March 2024 newsletter

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