I am Brent Moulton and I worked in the federal statistical system for 32 years—at BLS from 1985 to 1997, and at BEA from 1997 to December 2016. I’m now retired and am blogging to help explain official statistics and to keep abreast of the changes that are happening. For more about why I’m blogging, see my first post, “Introducing Political Arithmetick.”
I have BA and MS degrees in economics from Brigham Young University and a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago. (The late Arnold Zellner was the chair of my thesis committee.) My most widely cited publications were a couple of early articles on the effects of clustering on standard errors. During the 1990s I was head of price research at BLS during the Boskin Commission era. While at BEA I was head of the national accounts program and was involved in the 2008 SNA update.