The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) provides national economic data that informs large-scale policy at various levels of government and drives business decisions and investments in the private sector. Since 2010, however, the BEA’s budget has declined in inflation-adjusted dollars, and the agency has had to cut useful programs as a result. The Center for Data Innovation joined a number of other organizations in sending a letter to the House and Senate appropriations committees urging legislators to fund the BEA’s FY2015 budget request in full.
Congress Should Fund the Bureau of Economic Analysis in Full
Travis Korte is a research analyst at the Center for Data Innovation specializing in data science applications and open data. He has a background in journalism, computer science and statistics. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, he launched the Science vertical of The Huffington Post and served as its Associate Editor, covering a wide range of science and technology topics. He has worked on data science projects with HuffPost and other organizations. Before this, he graduated with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley, having studied critical theory and completed coursework in computer science and economics. His research interests are in computational social science and using data to engage with complex social systems. You can follow him on Twitter @traviskorte.
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