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James Zavrel
Chief Economist
James Zavrel
Jim Zavrel is Chief of the Regional Income Branch of the Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce, where he is responsible for the preparation and analysis of state and county estimates for all of the non wage components of personal income--including annual estimates of net farm proprietors' income --as well as for the production of quarterly state personal income. Recently, he has overseen efforts to develop advanced estimates of personal income for metropolitan areas as part of the Bureau's initiative to accelerate the release of its regional statistics. He has extensive experience working with agricultural sector economic accounts and has served on numerous federal committees and working groups, including the Advisory Group on content for the Census of Agriculture and the Agricultural Sector Subcommittee of the Economic Classification Policy Committee. He is the recipient of a Department of Commerce Silver Medal for his work on the Nation's regional income accounts.
Jim received his B.A. degree in Economics from the College of William and Mary, and a Masters degree in Managerial Economics from George Mason University.
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