Policy in Focus – A Discussion with Ron Jarmin (U.S. Census Bureau)
You’re invited to join the McCourt School of Public Policy for Policy in Focus: A Conversation with Ron Jarmin of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Policy in Focus conversations are intimate and informal Zoom calls with policy experts and practitioners discussing policy trends, news, and career paths. These quick conversations–30 minutes, max!– will be moderated by a McCourt student and are designed to give students insight from insiders about specific policy areas, what it’s like to work in or how to get a job in a particular sector, and a chance to discuss news of the day. Attendees will also have a chance to engage directly with the guest and ask questions.
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Ron Jarmin is the Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer of the United States Census Bureau. From 2017 to 2019 he performed the duties of the Director of the bureau and previously served as the associate director for economic programs. He led the team for the 2017 Economic Census, overseeing a move to 100% Internet data collection and leveraging enterprise investments to minimize system, application, and dissemination costs. Data products from the economic census provide the foundation for key measures of economic performance, including the nation’s gross domestic product. Jarmin holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Oregon. An elected fellow of the American Statistical Association, he has published papers in the areas of industrial organization, business dynamics, entrepreneurship, technology and firm performance, urban economics, data access, and statistical disclosure avoidance.