José Bayoán Santiago Calderón

José Bayoán Santiago Calderón

Research Economist

Bureau of Economic Analysis


José Bayoán Santiago Calderón is a research economist in the national economic accounts research group at the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Before joining the federal statistical system, Dr. Santiago Calderón had years of experience in the private sector as a research scientist at various companies. Bayoán also held academic appointments with the Biocomplexity Institute and Initiative at the University of Virginia, where he started his career in public service. His research has centered on improving decision-making, emphasizing the public good (e.g., science policy). His transdisciplinary research approach has enabled him to routinely collaborate across disciplines and develop a diverse set of domain knowledge and methodological toolset. He also participates in various open-source software communities (e.g., JuliaLang) and civic activism (e.g., Code4PR, Mentes Puertorriqueñas en Accion).

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  • Science Policy
  • Data Science
  • Repurposing Administrative Data for Statistical Purposes
  • Computational Economics
  • Claremont Graduate University

    PhD in Economics, 2019

    Claremont Graduate University

  • Claremont Graduate University

    MA in Economics, 2015

    Claremont Graduate University

  • Southwestern University

    BA in Economics, 2014

    Southwestern University

    Minors in Mathematics, Political Science, French, and Chinese
    Semesters abroad in Shanghai, China and Paris, France


Statistics, Data Science, Machine Learning

Regression Analysis
Scalable Data Analysis


Julia, R, SQL, Git, Linux
Scientific Computing, Software Development
High-Performance Computing, Cloud Computing


Agent-Based Modeling (ABM)
Social Network Analysis
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Text Mining, Natural Language Processing (NLP)


Bureau of Economic Analysis
Research Economist
May 2021 – Present Suitland, MD

Working with the National Economic Accounts research group.

Supervisor: Dylan Rassier, PhD

University of Virginia
Postdoctoral Research Associate
May 2019 – May 2021 Arlington, VA

Worked on multiple projects with federal and state agencies helping them meet their missions. These included:

  • Sponsor: National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES)
  • Sponsor: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
    • Computational Simulation of Online Social Behavior (SocialSim)
  • Arlington County Police Department (ACPD)

Assisted the infrastructure team on helping the team best use UVA computing resources (e.g., high-performance computing) and best practices (e.g., version control).

Served as project lead and instructor for the Data Science for the Public Good Young Scholars Program (DSPG).

Supervisor: Sallie Ann Keller, PhD

Pumas-AI, Inc.
Statistics Consultant
Aug 2018 – Dec 2020 Baltimore, MD

Developed the module for bioequivalence (BE) analysis in the Pumas ecosystem. This included the design, implementation, testing, documentation, maintanence, and coordination with the other components of the ecosystem.

Assisted the consulting branch working on various projects for our clients.

Supervisor: Vijay Ivaturi, PhD

Research Assistant
Jun 2018 – May 2019 Remote

Worked on creating and improving the QuantEcon lectures for Julia and its related open source ecosystem (e.g., updating lectures from Julia v0.6 to Julia v1).

Supervisor: Jesse Perla, PhD

Virginia Tech
Data Science for the Public Good Fellow
May 2018 – Aug 2020 Arlington, VA

As a fellow for the Data Science for the Public Good (DSPG) program, I worked on two projects:

Supervisor: Gizem Korkmaz, PhD

Michigan State University
Research Fellow
Jun 2016 – Jul 2016 East Lansing, MI

Teaching Assistant for ECSP 891 Advanced Research of the American Economic Association Summer Program.

Supervisor: Lisa DeNell Cook, PhD

Data Scientist
Sep 2015 – Aug 2018 Portland, OR

Worked on three projects:

  • Res-Intel Software Development
  • Behavioral program analyses for Southern California Edison (SCE) (example)
  • California Advanced Homes Program Study (proposal, results)

Supervisor: Hal Nelson, PhD

Johns Hopkins University
Teaching Assistant
Jun 2015 – Aug 2015 Baltimore, MD

Fundamentals of Microeconomics (15S.MICO.JHU.1A, 15S.MICO.JHU.2A)

Supervisor: Sean Gibbons

Center for Neuroeconomics Studies
Research Assistant
Sep 2014 – May 2015 Claremont, CA

Assisted the data collection and analysis of several experiments. Some tasks included recruitment, training, running experiments (human and animal subjects). Some of the methods for the data collection and analysis included computer laboratory experiments, drug studies (e.g., alcohol, testosterone), biometric research such as electroencephalogram (EGG) and electrocardiogram (ECG), eye-tracking, and blood work. Several of the tools used included z-Tree and iMotions-BIOPAC.

Supervisor: Paul J. Zak, PhD

May 2011 – Aug 2011 San Juan, PR

Summer intern through the Agents of Change Empowerment and Retention Program (PARACa) fellowship, a Mentes Puertorriqueñas en Acción initiative. Worked on the annual report to the state senate on the status of the K-12 public education system titled “El estado actual de las escuelas públicas en Plan de Mejoramiento en Puerto Rico, año escolar 2010-2011”. Assisted the Coalition for Equity and High Quality Education (CECE, for its Spanish acronym) and members of the school community in the choosing and design of the advocacy plan for the year 2011-2012.

Supervisor: David Ortiz


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