David Langdon
Senior Policy Advisor

David is a senior policy advisor in the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce.  He joined the Department of Commerce in February 2011 as a senior economist, and took on the added role as a senior policy advisor in October 2012.  Previously, he spent five years as a senior economist in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of the Chief Economist and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy and seven years in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Mr. Langdon has extensive experience conducting data analysis for senior Federal officials on the topics across the fields of labor economics and macroeconomics. His most recent research has focused on apprenticeships, federal regulatory reform, the pipeline and steel industries, the manufacturing wage premium, the STEM labor market, and intellectual property-intensive industries.  Mr. Langdon received a B.A. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a M.A. in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins University.  He also was the recipient of a Fulbright grant, through which he conducted research and completed graduate studies at the Universidad de Sevilla, Spain.