Statistics and Data Directorate

Paul Schreyer, Chief Statistician and Director of Statistics and Data Directorate


Acting Chief Statistician and Acting Director

Paul Schreyer

Chief Statistician


OECD Statistics and Data Directorate






Paul Schreyer was nominated Director and Chief Statistician of the OECD Statistics and Data Directorate in November 2020.  He joined the OECD in 1988 and held various positions in the (then) Directorates for Science Technology and Industry, Environment and Statistics. 

His personal research areas include national accounts, the measurement of capital, productivity, welfare, non-market activities and prices. He is the author of several OECD Manuals and has a record of publications in international journals and books. In 2008-09, he was rapporteur in the Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress. 

He is Member and Alternate Chair of the Technical Advisory Group to the International Comparison Program at the World Bank (ICP), Member of the Swiss Federal Commission for Statistics and a Founding Member of the Society for Economic Measurement

Prior to joining the OECD, Paul Schreyer held positions as a research fellow at the IFO Institute for Economic Research in Munich, Germany (1987-1988) and as Assistant Professor at the Department for Economic Theory at the University of Innsbruck, Austria (1983-1987). 

He was born in Salzburg, Austria and holds a doctorate in economics from the University of Innsbruck, Austria. In 1984/85, he obtained a British Council Foreign and Commonwealth Office Research Scholarship to the University of Birmingham, U.K. He is married with two children.


November 2020


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