CBO's Panel of Economic Advisers

Posted by Doug Elmendorf on
May 9, 2014

CBO learns from many outside experts. Part of that learning comes through our panels of advisers—a Panel of Economic Advisers and a Panel of Health Advisers—which consist of widely recognized specialists on a range of issues. (CBO’s Panel of Health Advisers for 2014 was announced in a blog post in January.) Those groups meet to discuss important analytical issues in their areas of expertise and to advise the agency on its analyses.

In addition, from time to time during the year, CBO calls on members of those panels for advice in how to address analytical questions that arise in the preparation of studies and cost estimates. The Panel of Economic Advisers also reviews the agency’s economic forecasts. Although such experts provide considerable assistance, CBO is solely responsible for the accuracy of its work.

Today I would like to announce current members of CBO’s Panel of Economic Advisers. They are:

Rosanne Altshuler, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics

Rutgers University

Alan J. Auerbach, Ph.D.

Robert D. Burch Professor of Economics and Law

University of California, Berkeley

Raj Chetty, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics and Director of the Lab for Economic Applications and Policy

Harvard University

Steven J. Davis, Ph.D.

William H. Abbott Professor of International Business and Economics

Booth School of Business

University of Chicago

Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., Ph.D.

President and CEO


Kristin J. Forbes, Ph.D.

Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Professor of Management and Global Economics

Sloan School of Management

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Claudia Goldin, Ph.D.

Henry Lee Professor of Economics

Harvard University

Robert E. Hall, Ph.D.

Robert and Carole McNeil Hoover Senior Fellow and Professor of Economics

Stanford University

Jan Hatzius, Ph.D.

Chief U.S. Economist

Goldman Sachs & Co.

Simon Johnson, Ph.D.

Robert A. Kurtz Professor of Entrepreneurship

Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Senior Fellow

Peterson Institute for International Economics

Anil Kashyap, Ph.D.

Edward Eagle Brown Professor of Economics and Finance

Booth School of Business

University of Chicago

Lawrence Katz, Ph.D.

Elisabeth Allison Professor of Economics

Harvard University

Donald Kohn, Ph.D.

Senior Fellow, Economic Studies

Brookings Institution

N. Gregory Mankiw, Ph.D.

Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics

Harvard University

Adam S. Posen, Ph.D.


Peterson Institute for International Economics

James Poterba, Ph.D.

Mitsui Professor of Economics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

President and CEO

National Bureau of Economic Research

Joel Prakken, Ph.D.

Senior Managing Director/Co-founder

Macroeconomic Advisers

Valerie A. Ramey, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics

University of California, San Diego

Carmen M. Reinhart, Ph.D.

Minos A. Zombanakis Professor of the International Financial System

Kennedy School of Government

Harvard University

Brian Sack, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President and Co-Director of Global Economics

D. E. Shaw Group

Robert Shimer, Ph.D.

Alvin H. Baum Professor in Economics and the College

University of Chicago

Mark Zandi, Ph.D.

Chief Economist

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