David Johnson

David S. Johnson is currently a Research Professor in the Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan, and the Deputy Director of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. For the previous 25 years he worked in the U.S. federal statistical system, serving in roles such as the Chief Economist at the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Division chief of the Social, Economic and Housing Statistics Division at the U.S. Census Bureau, and the Assistant Commissioner for Consumer Prices and Price Indexes at the Bureau of Labor Statistics. He has written journal articles on such topics as the measurement of income and consumption inequality, the effects of tax rebates, equivalence scale estimation, poverty measurement, and the measurement of price indexes. He has published articles in the American Economic Review, Review of Economics and Statistics, Review of Income and Wealth, and Monthly Labor Review. He received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics from the University of Puget Sound and earned a doctorate in economics from the University of Minnesota. For more information, please see his webpage and his CV.