Appendix

Biographical Sketches of Panel Members and Staff

Katharine G. Abraham (Chair) is professor of survey methodology and adjunct professor of economics at the University of Maryland and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She was commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics from 1993 to 2001. Prior to her government service, she taught at the University of Maryland and the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was a research associate at the Brookings Institution. Her research includes work on economic measurement issues, together with studies of internal labor markets and comparitive labor market analyses. She has been an associate editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics and an assistant editor of the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity and is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association. She received a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and a B.S. in economics from Iowa State University, which in 2002 awarded her an honorary doctorate.


David Cutler is a professor in the Economics Department and in the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and he is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. During 1993 he was on leave to serve as senior staff economist at the Council of Economic Advisers and the National Economic Council. His research is concentrated in health economics, including measuring the health of the population and understanding how medical and nonmedical factors influence health. He is coeditor of the Journal of Health Economics and associate editor of the Journal of Public Economics and the Journal of Economic Perspectives. He is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine. He has been a member of numerous commissions and advisory groups,



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Beyond the Market: Designing Nonmarket Accounts for the United States Appendix Biographical Sketches of Panel Members and Staff Katharine G. Abraham (Chair) is professor of survey methodology and adjunct professor of economics at the University of Maryland and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She was commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics from 1993 to 2001. Prior to her government service, she taught at the University of Maryland and the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was a research associate at the Brookings Institution. Her research includes work on economic measurement issues, together with studies of internal labor markets and comparitive labor market analyses. She has been an associate editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics and an assistant editor of the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity and is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association. She received a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and a B.S. in economics from Iowa State University, which in 2002 awarded her an honorary doctorate. David Cutler is a professor in the Economics Department and in the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and he is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. During 1993 he was on leave to serve as senior staff economist at the Council of Economic Advisers and the National Economic Council. His research is concentrated in health economics, including measuring the health of the population and understanding how medical and nonmedical factors influence health. He is coeditor of the Journal of Health Economics and associate editor of the Journal of Public Economics and the Journal of Economic Perspectives. He is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine. He has been a member of numerous commissions and advisory groups,

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Beyond the Market: Designing Nonmarket Accounts for the United States including the Social Security Advisory Council Technical Panel on Assumptions and Methods and the Medicare Technical Review Advisory Panel. He received a B.A., summa cum laude, from Harvard College and a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Nancy Folbre is a professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Massachusetts and an associate editor of Feminist Economics at Amherst. Her work explores the interface between feminist theory and political economy, with a particular focus on caring labor and other forms of nonmarket work. Her research overlaps the fields of economic history, development, and social and family policy. She is the author of Who Pays for the Kids? Gender and the Structures of Constraint (Routledge, 1994) and The Invisible Heart: Economics and Family Values (New Press, 2001) and recently coedited a book with Michael Bittman, Family Work: The Social Organization of Care (Routledge, 1994). She received B.S. and M.A. degrees from the University of Texas and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Massachusetts. Barbara Fraumeni is chief economist at the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Previously, she was a professor of economics at Northeastern University, and she was also a research fellow of the Program on Technology and Economic Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Her areas of expertise and research interests include measurement issues and national income accounting; human and nonhuman capital, productivity, and economic growth; market and nonmarket accounts; investment in education, research, and development; and measurement of highway capital stock and the real output of government by function. She is a coauthor of Productivity and U.S. Economic Growth with Dale W. Jorgenson and Frank M. Gollop. She received a B.A. from Wellesley College and a Ph.D. from Boston College. Robert E. Hall is the McNeil joint senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor in the economics department, both at Stanford University. His research interests are in the behavior of the aggregate American economy, including the labor market, investment, and the stock market. He serves as director of the research program on economic fluctuations and growth of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Econometric Society. He received a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Daniel S. Hamermesh is Edward Everett Hale Centennial professor of economics at the University of Texas at Austin. He has taught at Princeton University and Michigan State University and has held visiting professorships at universities in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia. He is a fellow of the Econometric

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Beyond the Market: Designing Nonmarket Accounts for the United States Society, a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and of the Institute for the Study of Labor, and past president of the Society of Labor Economists and of the Midwest Economics Association. He authored Labor Demand, The Economics of Work and Pay and a wide array of articles in labor economics. His research concentrates on labor demand, time use, and unusual applications of labor economics to suicide, sleep, and beauty. He received an A.B. from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. from Yale. Alan B. Krueger is the Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School and the Economics Department at Princeton University. His primary research and teaching interests are in the areas of labor economics, education, industrial relations, and social insurance. He is the author of Education Matters: A Selection of Essays on Education and the coeditor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives. His current research projects include a study of the effect of economic growth on employment and income of less skilled workers, an examination of the determinants of participation in terrorism, a study of the relationship between school quality and student outcomes, and the development of a new approach to measuring well-being based on time allocation. He writes a monthly column on economics for The New York Times. He is a fellow of the Econometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was awarded the Kershaw Prize by the Association for Public Policy and Management in 1997 and the Mahalanobis Prize by the Indian Econometric Society in 2000. He received a B.S. from Cornell University and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. Christopher Mackie (Study Director) is with the Committee on National Statistics (CNSTAT). In addition to working with this panel, he is working with the Panel on Accessing Data Access and Confidentiality, and he served as study director of the Panel on Conceptual, Measurement, and Other Statistical Issues in Developing Cost-of-Living Indexes. Prior to joining CNSTAT, he was a senior economist with SAG Corporation, where he conducted a variety of econometric studies in the areas of labor and personnel economics, primarily for federal agencies. He is the author of Canonizing Economic Theory. He has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of North Carolina; while a graduate student, he held teaching positions at the University of North Carolina, North Carolina State University, and Tulane University. Robert Michael is the Eliakim Hastings Moore distinguished service professor in the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago. Previously, he was director of the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) and director of the West Coast office of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He also previously taught at Stanford University and the University of California at Los Angeles. His research interest and publications cover

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Beyond the Market: Designing Nonmarket Accounts for the United States family economics, including the causes of divorce; the reasons for the growth of one-person households; the effects of inflation on families; and the consequences of the rise in women’s employment for the family, especially children; and expenditure patterns in the household, including the factors that determine parental spending on children in various types of households. He serves on the boards of the Chapin Hall Center for Children and NORC and cochairs the Board of Visitors of Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio. He is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Henry M. Peskin is president of Edgevale Associates, a consulting company. Formerly, he served on the staffs of the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Urban Institute, the Institute for Defense Analysis, and, most recently, Resources for the Future. With training in chemical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an undergraduate degree in political science from Wesleyan University, and a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University, he has written extensively on methods to expand the national economic accounts in order to better measure resource and environmental degradation. As a consultant to the World Bank and the U.S. Agency for International Development, he has surveyed environmental accounting practices in industrialized countries and has advised developing countries on the design and implementation of environmental accounting systems. He was a member of the National Research Council’s Panel on Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting. Matthew D. Shapiro is the Lawrence R. Klein Collegiate Professor of Economics and research professor at the Survey Research Center of the University of Michigan, and he is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. His general area of research is macroeconomics, and he has carried out projects on investment and capital utilization, business-cycle fluctuations, consumption and saving, financial markets, monetary and fiscal policy, time-series econometrics, and improving national economic statistics. During 1993-1994 he served as senior economist at the Council of Economic Advisers. He is now a member of the Academic Advisory Panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee, and the executive committee of the Conference on Research in Income and Wealth. He has been a member of the Committee on National Statistics. He received B.A. and M.A. degrees from Yale and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Burton A. Weisbrod is the John Evans professor of economics and a faculty fellow in the Institute for Policy Research, at Northwestern University. He has served on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers as a senior staff economist, on the National Institutes of Health National Advisory Research Resources Council, and on numerous advisory committees. He currently serves on the Users Advisory Committee of the Statistics of Income Division of the Internal Revenue

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Beyond the Market: Designing Nonmarket Accounts for the United States Service and as chair of the Social Science Research Council’s Committee on Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector. His elected positions include president of the Midwest Economics Association, member of the executive committee of the American Economics Association, fellow and council member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Institute of Medicine. He has lectured widely in Asia, Australia, and Europe. His research focuses on technological change in medical care and on organization behavior in such industries as medical care, higher education, and the arts, where nonprofit and for-profit organizations coexist. His books include To Profit or Not to Profit: the Commercial Transformation of the Nonprofit Sector and The Nonprofit Economy. He holds a B.S. from the University of Illinois and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University.

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