Dr. Katharine G. Abraham

University of Maryland
Appointee for Member and Chairperson
Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking

Dr. Katharine G. Abraham is a professor at the Department of Economics and at the Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland, positions she has held since 2013 and 2002, respectively. Dr. Abraham joined the University of Maryland faculty in 1987 after holding prior positions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management from 1980 to 1985 and the Brookings Institution from 1985 to 1987. From 2011 to 2013, Dr. Abraham served as a Member of the Council of Economic Advisers and from 1993 to 2001, she served as Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Dr. Abraham is a Fellow of the Society of Labor Economists and of the American Statistical Association and has served as a Vice President of the American Economic Association. From 2002 to 2004, she chaired a National Academy of Sciences panel on accounting for nonmarket activity. Dr. Abraham received a B.S. from Iowa State University and a Ph.D. from Harvard University.