PERC Profile

Joseph W. Duncan, Ph.D.

Senior Fellow

Dr. Duncan is currently an independent consultant with many clients across a broad swath of industries. Prior to leaving the private sector, Duncan served as Chief Economist for Dun & Bradstreet, where he oversaw a team of economists generating economic and strategic business analysis for D&B. Duncan has authored dozens of books and hundreds of articles, many of which focus on information economics. Duncan was involved in the crafting of the Privacy Act and helped architect the Standard Industrial Classification system (SIC) for tracking economic data across the entire U.S. economy. His most recent book, Statistics for the 21st Century, addresses issues pertaining to the collection and use of such data.