Improving Federal Statistical and Economic Policies

January 01, 2014

Funding: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Period of performance: January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014

Summary: This project facilitated improvements in federal statistical and economic policies, particularly as they concern entrepreneurship and innovation. The proposed efforts were in three categories: (1) program-specific improvements in federal economic statistics, (2) more effective federal innovation, entrepreneurship, and competitiveness policies, and (3) working papers or policy briefs in general support of improved statistical and economic policies.


  • Building a Strategy for American Innovation: Proposed Elements (attached)  November 18, 2014
  • Suggested Approach to Revising Strategy for American Innovation  September 23, 2014
  • Efforts to Measure Trade in Value-Added and Map Global Value Chains: A Guide May 29, 2014
  • Stumbling into the Great Recession: How and Why GDP Estimates Kept Economists and Policymakers in the Dark
    • Paper April 25, 2014
    • Presentation  May 09, 2014