Public Service Associate
State Services and Decision Support
Matt Hauer leads the Instituteís Applied Demography Program, which provides state and local leaders with current demographic data and detailed population projections so that they can more effectively address issues and plan for the future. He also instructs officials on the use of demographics in public decision making. He is the recipient of the 2014 E. Walter Terry Award in Applied Demography and is frequently quoted in nationally syndicated newspapers. Hauer has emerged as the go-to person for in-depth knowledge of Georgiaís population and has given dozens of public presentations in recent years to groups such as the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Kaiser Family Foundation, the board of advisors of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, and Governor Nathan Dealís Council on Rural Affairs.
Prior to coming to the Institute of Government, Hauer was a statistician in the Population Estimates Branch of the US Census Bureau in Washington, DC; a survey supervisor for the US Census Bureau in Atlanta; and a planner at the Atlanta Regional Commission.
Areas of Expertise: demography, population estimates and forecasts, changing mortality patterns, aging, school demographics
Education: M.S. Demography, Florida State University; B.A. Sociology, Florida State University