Andrew Reamer

Andrew Reamer

Research Professor
Address: 805 21st Street NW
Office 613
Washington, District Of Columbia
Phone: 202-994-7866
Fax: 202-994-8913
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Andrew Reamer’s research efforts aim to encourage U.S. national economic development and competitiveness. Areas of focus include strategic economic analysis and policy, innovation and entrepreneurship, workforce development, and the federal economic statistics system.  
Intended to inform public decision-makers, Reamer's work resides on the boundary between research and practice. His current sponsors include the American Economic Association, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Lumina Foundation, and the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness.  Reamer is a member of several federal advisory committees--the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Workforce Information Advisory Council, the Bureau of Economic Advisory Committee, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Users Advisory Committee. 
Reamer joined GWIPP in 2010, after six years at the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program and 20 years as a consultant in U.S. regional economic development and public policy. He received a Ph.D. in Economic Development and Public Policy and a Master of City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Economics at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Current Research

U.S. Economic Competitiveness Policies and Strategies. Reamer examines the current state of federal government efforts to promote economic competitiveness. Current efforts include:

  • an inventory of congressional findings and priorities, as reflected in the U.S. Code, regarding competitiveness, innovation, and entrepreneurship;
  • an inventory of federal programs that currently support competitiveness, innovation, and entrepreneurship; 
  • an inventory of the current efforts of other nations to strategically promote competitiveness, innovation, and entrepreneurship; and
  • a review of federal efforts from 1789 to the present to promote national competitiveness, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

Capacity to Measure U.S. Trade in Value-Added and Map Global Value Chains. Reamer is exploring ways that the federal government might work with international bodies, such as the World Trade Organization and OECD, to create global trade accounting frameworks that measure the value added by each nation. In this way, the U.S. government and firms would be able to more clearly see the place of the U.S. in global value chains, its competitive strengths and weaknesses, and the implications for public policy. 

Improvements in Federal Workforce and Education Statistical Programs. Reamer is working to improve the availability and reliability of federal workforce and education statistics needed by students, workers, educators, employers, and policymakers to make informed decisions about, respectively, careers, education and training programs, business location, and public investments. 

Uses of the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Reamer is compilling a reference document on the uses of the Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) in the construction of other federal statistical measures, such as population estimates, per capita income, and housing price indices.


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February 01, 2015