Measuring Economic Disparity

Tomorrow: Chairman Himes to Hold Bipartisan Select Committee Roundtable on Measuring Economic Disparity

Nov 16, 2021
Press Release

Event Will Provide an Opportunity for Select Committee Members to Hear from Experts on the Measurement of Economic Well-Being

WASHINGTON – Tomorrow, on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, from 10:00 – 11:30am ET, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04), the Chairman of the U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth, will hold a bipartisan roundtable event with economic experts on the measurement of economic well-being to better understand the nature and extent of various forms of economic disparity. This event will also serve as an opportunity for Select Committee members to learn more about the limitations of existing, aggregated economic measures and how greater use of more disaggregated data would better contextualize patterns of inequality and better inform the development of policies most likely to reduce disparities and promote inclusive growth.

A livestream of this in-person roundtable will be available on YouTube and the Select Committee’s website.  

U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth Event
Bipartisan Roundtable on Measuring Economic Disparity

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
10:00pm ET – 11:30am ET
2008 Rayburn House Office Building

Chairman Jim Himes (CT-04)
Ranking Member Bryan Steil (WI-01)
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14)
Select Committee Members
Jonathan Fisher, Ph.D., Research Advisor, Washington Center for Equitable Growth
Rhonda V. Sharpe, Ph.D., President, Women’s Institute for Science, Equity and Race (WISER)
Scott Winship, Ph.D., Senior Fellow and Director of Poverty Studies, American Enterprise Institute


Per the Office of the Attending Physician’s guidelines, and in consultation with the Architect of the Capitol, the Chief Administrative Officer, the Sergeant at Arms, and the Committee on House Administration, the event space has been reconfigured to provide for social distancing. In light of current guidance from CDC and OAP, media must comply with the Committee’s COVID guidelines, including by continuing to wear masks at all times, regardless of vaccination status.

Seating in the event space will be very limited, and as a result, credentialed media must RSVP and receive confirmation to attend in person. Email to RSVP.