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David M. Friedman, Associate Commissioner for Prices and Living Conditions

David Friedman


Since 2015, David Friedman has served as Associate Commissioner for Prices and Living Conditions at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Mr. Friedman oversees the Consumer Price Index, Producer Price Index, Import and Export Price Indexes, the Consumer Expenditure Survey, and a division that conducts frontier research on price indexes and consumer expenditures.

From 2008 to 2015, Mr. Friedman was the Assistant Commissioner for the Producer Price Index program, overseeing the successful transition to the Final Demand-Intermediate Demand aggregation system and new collaboration initiatives with the International Price Program. From 2007 to 2008, he served as Chief of the Division of Compensation Data Estimation for the National Compensation Survey, the BLS program that publishes the Employment Cost Index and benefits incidence and provisions data. From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Friedman served as the first Chief of the new Program Standards Group in the Office of Compensation and Working Conditions. From 1990 to 2003, Mr. Friedman was the Chief of the Development Section in the International Price Program and served as the Production Coordination Manager for that survey in the late 1980s. Mr. Friedman began his career at BLS in 1978 as an economist/industry analyst in the Division of International Prices. 

He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from George Washington University and a Master of Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University, both in International Affairs. He also has a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Maryland. From 2013 through 2016, Mr. Friedman served as chair of the Voorburg Group on Services Statistics, one of the United Nations City Groups.

Last Modified Date: May 18, 2018