Roundtable on Measuring Economic Disparity

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 10:00am
2008 Rayburn House Office Building

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Event Provided an Opportunity for Select Committee Members to Hear from Experts on the Measurement of Economic Well-Being

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, November 17, 2021, from 10:00 – 11:30am ET, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04), the Chairman of the U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth, held a bipartisan roundtable event with economic experts on the measurement of economic well-being to better understand the nature and extent of various forms of economic disparity. This event also served as an opportunity for Select Committee members to learn more about the limitations of existing, aggregated economic measures and how greater use of more disaggregated data would better contextualize patterns of inequality and better inform the development of policies most likely to reduce disparities and promote inclusive growth.


  • Chairman Jim Himes (CT-04)
  • Ranking Member Bryan Steil (WI-01)
  • Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14)
  • Select Committee Members
  • Jonathan Fisher, Ph.D., Research Advisor, Washington Center for Equitable Growth  (Written Statement)
  • Rhonda V. Sharpe, Ph.D., President, Women’s Institute for Science, Equity and Race  (Written Statement)
  • Scott Winship, Ph.D., Senior Fellow and Director of Poverty Studies, American Enterprise Institute
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