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Director Name

Lawrance L. Evans, Jr.

Managing Director,
Applied Research and Methods

Areas of Expertise:

  • Managing Director of Applied Research and Methods team
  • Rigorous research methods
  • Applied Economics
  • Financial Markets
  • Policy and Program Evaluation

Lawrance L. Evans, Jr. is the Managing Director of GAO’s Applied Research and Methods (ARM) team. He oversees a team that designs and executes methodologies that help inform and improve government operations, regulation, taxpayer outcomes, and GAO's own internal business processes.

Lawrance joined GAO in July 2001. He has served as a lead economist in GAO’s Center for Economics, and as the Managing Director in the Financial Markets and Community Investment (FMCI) team. Lawrance has directed work on strengthening the safety, competitiveness, efficiency, and integrity of the U.S. financial system. Lawrance also led GAO’s Council for Financial Awareness and served as a member of two international working groups focused on anti-corruption and money laundering and financial modernization and regulatory reform. Prior to joining GAO, Lawrance was a research fellow at Amherst College and held positions in administration at Colgate University.

Lawrance earned a doctorate degree in economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Lawrance earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Colgate University.