Since March of 2007, Mike Horrigan has served as Associate Commissioner in the Office of Prices and Living Conditions (OPLC) at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This office produces a family of price index measures, including three Principal Federal Economic Indicators of inflation, from the Consumer Price Index (CPI) program, the Producer Price Index (PPI) program, and the International Price Program (IPP). This office also includes the Consumer Expenditure (CE) Survey Program and a research division that conducts frontier research on price index and consumer expenditure issues.
From 2004 to 2007, Dr. Horrigan served as Assistant Commissioner for the Producer Price Index Program. Between 2001 and 2004, he served as Assistant Commissioner in the Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics, heading the office that publishes Occupational Employment Survey data and the biennial BLS long-term projections of industry and occupational employment. Dr. Horrigan also served as Director of the BLS National Longitudinal Surveys Program (1996-2001) and directed the BLS Establishment Surveys of Employer-Provided Training (1991-1996). Other significant work experience includes serving as a Senior Labor Economist at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers from 1990-1991. Dr. Horrigan began his career at BLS in 1986 as an economist in the Division of Labor Force Statistics in OEUS.
He holds a doctorate in Economics from Purdue University and is the author of numerous publications, including articles on unemployment duration, earnings inequality, and measuring the demand for skills in the labor force.
Dr. Horrigan's office can be contacted at 202-691-6960.
Last Modified Date: February 25, 2013