- Senior Economist, Regulatory Analysis
Ronald Bird is a senior economist specializing in regulatory economics at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. His work includes analyzing and evaluating estimates of regulations’ costs and benefits produced by the government to identify significant errors and omissions. He also conducts research to assess the economic impact of specific regulations and the overall impact of agencywide regulatory programs. Previously, Bird served as chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor and director of the Office of Economic Policy Analysis in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy. He also was chief economist at a private, public policy research organization focused on employment policy and labor market conditions. Bird holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He served on the faculties of North Carolina State University, the University of Alabama, Meredith College, and Wesleyan College. Bird is the author of more than 100 articles, reports, papers, and books dealing with the economics of regulations, labor markets, public policy issues, and economic theory.