Lead Economist for Survey and Economic Research
U.S. Census Bureau
John Voorheis is the lead economist for survey and economic research in the U.S. Census Bureau's Center for Economic Studies. Voorheis is an applied microeconomist, working on topics at the intersection of economic inequality, economic opportunity, and the environment. This work has focused on understanding the long term and intergenerational effects of the environment on households, improving measurement of the distribution of environmental hazards, and investigating the distribution of exposure to natural disasters and its effects of households and firms. His work at the Census Bureau has also focused on using administrative records from government and third-party sources to improve Census Bureau household surveys, and to create new experimental statistics on income inequality and income mobility. Voorheis is also an affiliate of the Environmental Inequality Lab at the University of Virginia and a member of the Conference on Research in Income and Wealth. Voorheis received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Oregon.