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Timothy F. Slaper

Director of Economic Analysis


Dr. Slaper {slay-per} leads a research team engaged in industry and workforce analysis, economic impact studies, regional economic analyses, demographic estimates and projections, trade and foreign investment analysis, measuring innovation, measuring educational performance and researching economic growth.

The research team is putting the final touches on The Innovation Index 2.0. National in scope, The Innovation Index is a county-based dataset and web tool for economic development practitioners as well as policy makers and researchers to assess a region’s innovative capacity and economic performance.

All the work that Timothy oversees puts analytical tools and practical research into the hands of economic development practitioners to help them address the challenges of economic development in today's rapidly changing world.

For a complete listing of the work done by the IBRC research and analysis team, please go to

Before joining the IBRC, Timothy served as Senior Economist on the Joint Economic Committee of Congress researching topics such as the effect of high energy prices on economic output and the effectiveness of investment incentives in encouraging economic growth. He cut his teeth as an economist at the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Timothy earned his doctorate in economics at The American University in Washington DC. He is also an alumnus of Miami University in Oxford Ohio.