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Ian Mead, Assistant Administrator for Energy Analysis Ian Mead Print-friendly PDF
Assistant Administrator for
Energy Analysis
E-mail: ian.mead@eia.gov
Phone: (202) 586-3804
Fax: (202) 586-3045
Room: 2H-073
U.S. Energy Information Administration
1000 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20585


Charles Ian Mead is the Assistant Administrator for Energy Analysis. In this role, Ian directs analyses of supply and demand conditions in energy markets, analyzes their relationship to financial markets, leads the preparation of reports on current and future energy use, oversees analyses of the impact of energy policies, and leads the development of advanced techniques to conduct energy information analysis. Ian also oversees the execution of EIA's analysis and forecasting programs to ensure that all EIA models, analyses, and projections meet the highest standards of relevance, reliability, and timeliness.


Previously, Ian was the Chief of the Regional Product Division at the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), where he was instrumental in developing new, detailed statistics on household spending by state as well as quarterly statistics showing the economic activity generated by industries in each state.

Ian also directed the production of other BEA regional economic statistics, including information on the economic activity of all of the nation's economic areas as well as state-by-state and metropolitan data on people's income adjusted by local price differences. In addition, he led research and published many articles related to the development of new economic measures and analytical tools to better assist businesses, households, and policymakers in the decision-making process.

Prior to joining BEA, Ian served as Administrator of the Census Bureau's Research Data Center and was a Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, where he investigated the role that local economic conditions play in the adoption of new technology and the location of new business.

Ian holds a PhD in economics from Boston College and a BA in economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder.