the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, chair of the American Economics Association Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession, and executive board member of the Labor and Employment Relations Association. She is the former chief economist of the U.S. Department of Labor, chair of the Federal Economics Statistical Advisory Committee, and coeditor of the Journal of Labor Economics. At the National Research Council, she served on the Committee Toward Improved International Labor Standards: Data, Monitoring, and Compliance. She has a B.A. in economics and political science from Wellesley College and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees, both in economics, from the London School of Economics.


JOHN M. ABOWD is the Edmund Ezra Day professor of industrial and labor relations at Cornell University, director of the Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research, distinguished senior research fellow at the Census Bureau, research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and research affiliate at the Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique in Paris. His current research focuses on the creation and use of linked, longitudinal data on employees and employers. In his work at the Census Bureau he provides the scientific leadership for the Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics Program, which is creating research data integrating demographic surveys, economic surveys, and administrative data. He has an M.A. and Ph.D., both in economics, from the University of Chicago.


PATRICIA M. ANDERSON is professor of economics at Dartmouth College and a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her research includes the use of business microdata, the effects of unemployment insurance payroll taxes on wages and unemployment, the effects on trends in labor force participation and retirement on pensions and social security, and the extent and consequences of job turnover. She is coeditor of the Journal of Human Resources and serves on the editorial board of The B.E. Journals in Economic Analysis and Policy. She also served as a member of the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee. She has an M.A. and a Ph.D., both in economics, from Princeton University.


MATTHEW BARNES is senior economist in the Better Regulation Executive in the Cabinet Office of the United Kingdom. His current work focuses on the measurement and reduction of regulatory burdens on business and the public sector. This includes work to improve the use of analysis used in policy making and research into new policy options to improve outcomes while managing burdens. He was previously at the UK Office for National



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