Javier Miranda is Principal Economist at the US Census Bureau. Javier received a Ph.D. in Economics from American University in D.C. in 2004. Javier has published papers in the areas of industrial organisation, technological change, job creation, entrepreneurship and firm financing. Among his publications are articles in the American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, Review of Economic and Statistics, IMF Review, World Bank Economic Review, Journal of Business Valuation and Economic Loss and NBER Macroeconomics Annual. Javier has published multiple chapters and is editor of two NBER-CRIW volumes.
Javier received the Director's Award for Innovation (2007) and the U.S. Department of Commerce Bronze Medal (2011). His contributions to data infrastructure are notable. Javier Miranda is responsible for the development of the Longitudinal Business Database and the Business Dynamics Statistics. Together with the USPTO Javier led the development the Business Dynamics Statistics of Innovative Firms a longitudinal database of firms, patents, and inventors. Javier has held previous research positions at the World Bank and the Urban Institute.