Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs


Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs

The Under Secretary for Economic Affairs is the principal economic adviser to the United States Secretary of Commerce and the Administrator of the Economics and Statistics Administration. The Under Secretary oversees two statistical agencies, the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Census Bureau.cite web | title="Under Secretary - Economics and Statistics Administration" | url=https://www.esa.doc.gov/under_secretary.cfm | accessdate= September 22 | accessyear= 2007 ] The position was created by an Act of Congress on June 16, 1982. [cite web | title="US CODE: Title 15,1503a. Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs" | url=http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode15/usc_sec_15_00001503---a000-notes.html | accessdate= September 22 | accessyear= 2007 ] The Under Secretary for Economic Affairs is fourth in the line of succession for Secretary of Commerce. [cite web | title="Executive Order on Succession at the Department of Commerce" | url=http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/12/20011229-3.html | accessdate= September 22 | accessyear= 2007 ]

The priorities of the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs include advising the Secretary of Commerce on economic trends and policy; retaining and improving the quality of the nation's economic and demographic indicators; and ensuring the successful preparation and implementation of the re-engineered 2010 decennial census. The incumbent Under Secretary is Cynthia A. Glassman, who was sworn in on October 5, 2006.

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