Chief of the National Income and Wealth Division
Bureau of Economic Analysis
Nicole Mayerhauser is chief of the National Income and Wealth Division at the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis. In that post, she plays a key role in the regular production of GDP statistics and is on the forefront of BEA’s efforts to improve how the U.S. economy is measured. Mayerhauser first joined the BEA in 1997 and left in early 2000 to work as a research economist at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce headquartered in Washington, D.C. Mayerhauser returned to the BEA in the spring of 2002, serving in a number of different positions, including chief of the Industry Sector Division, where she oversaw production of statistics on the economic contributions of U.S. industries. Mayerhauser received the Commerce Department’s Gold Medal for Distinguished Achievement in Federal Service for her work in developing territorial GDP statistics for Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands. She is a graduate of Trinity College and holds degrees in economics and international studies.