Dan Sichel

Professor of Economics at Wellesley College

Dan Sichel is a professor of Economics at Wellesley College and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He also serves on the Bureau of Economic Analysis’ Advisory Committee and is a member of the Conference on Research in Income and Wealth’s Executive Committee. He joined the faculty at Wellesley in 2012, following more than 20 years at the Federal Reserve Board, where his last position was Senior Associate Director in the Division of Research and Statistics. He also was the staff economist for the Chair of the Airline Stabilization Board established after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. During the 1990s, he spent two years at the Brookings Institution and a year at the U.S. Treasury as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Macroeconomic Policy. He has published numerous articles on economic growth, technology, and economic measurement. Dan received a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University in 1988 and a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Michigan in 1983.