Matt Hauer leads the Institute of Government’s 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. Matt has emerged as the go-to person for
in-depth knowledge of Georgia’s 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 Deal’s Council on Rural Affairs.
Prior to coming to the Institute of Government, Matt 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.
Ph.D. Geography, University of Georgia; M.S. Demography, Florida State University;
B.A. Sociology, Florida State University