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John W. Ruser, Ph.D.
Dr. John W. Ruser has served as Assistant Commissioner for Safety, Health and Working Conditions at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics since November 2006. He provides executive direction for the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses and special epidemiological surveys.
Prior to his current position, Dr. Ruser was Associate Director for Regional Economics at the Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce from 2002 to 2006 and led a research group on compensation and working conditions at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics from 1995 to 2002. Dr. Ruser has written articles on workplace risk and insurance that has appeared in a number of economics and public health journals. He has also authored non-technical articles and book chapters on income measurement, compensation, and working conditions.
Dr. Ruser holds Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in economics from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in economics from Princeton University.
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