Panels of Advisers

Members of CBO's panels of advisers are selected to represent a variety of perspectives so that the agency can gather information and insights from experts with diverse views as well as from the interactions between those experts at panel meetings. Although such experts provide considerable assistance, CBO is solely responsible for the accuracy of its work.

Economic Advisers

CBO has a panel of economic advisers consisting of widely recognized experts. Their areas of expertise include macroeconomics and forecasting, international economics, public finance, labor economics, and financial markets. They have experience working in the private sector, the executive branch, the Federal Reserve system, and economic research. Members of this panel generally serve two-year terms, and are sometimes reappointed. The agency hosts periodic meetings of the advisers and solicits their views between meetings. Through these interactions, CBO benefits from the advisers’ understanding of cutting-edge research and their reviews of the agency’s economic forecasts. As a result, the quality of CBO’s analysis of the economy is greatly enhanced.

Katharine G. Abraham, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Economics and Survey Methodology and Director of the Maryland Center for Economics and Policy, University of Maryland

Alan J. Auerbach, Ph.D.

  • Robert D. Burch Professor of Economics and Law, University of California, Berkeley

David Autor, Ph.D.

  • Ford Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Olivier Blanchard, Ph.D.

  • C. Fred Bergsten Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • Author, Pearson

Markus K. Brunnermeier, Ph.D.

  • Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Economics, Princeton University

Seth B. Carpenter, Ph.D.

  • Chief U.S. Economist, UBS

Steven J. Davis, Ph.D.

  • William H. Abbott Professor of International Business and Economics, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago

Kathryn Dominguez, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Public Policy and Economics, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan

Karen Dynan, Ph.D.

  • Professor of the Practice, Department 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 Economist, Goldman Sachs

Donald L. Kohn, Ph.D.

  • Robert S. Kerr Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Nellie Liang, Ph.D.

  • Miriam K. Carliner Senior Fellow in Economic Studies, Brookings Institution
  • Lecturer in Management, Yale School of Management

N. Gregory Mankiw, Ph.D.

  • Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics, Harvard University
  • Author, Cengage Learning
  • Author, Macmillan Publishers

Emi Nakamura, Ph.D.

  • Chancellor's Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley

Jonathan A. Parker, Ph.D.

  • Robert C. Merton (1970) Professor of Finance, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

James M. Poterba, Ph.D.

  • Mitsui Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • President and Chief Executive Officer, National Bureau of Economic Research
  • Independent Trustee, College Retirement Equity Fund (CREF) and TIAA-CREF Mutual Funds

Valerie A. Ramey, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Economics, University of California, San Diego

Aysegul Sahin, Ph.D.

  • Richard J. Gonzalez Regents Chair in Economics, University of Texas, Austin

James Stock, Ph.D.

  • Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

Kevin Warsh, J.D.

  • Shepard Family Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Economics, Hoover Institution
  • Lecturer, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
  • Adviser, Duquesne Family Office
  • Board of Directors, United Parcel Service
  • Other work for Bessemer Securities LLC, Brevan Howard, Cerebus Capital Management, Goldentree Asset Management, and Heitman Asset Management

Mark Zandi, Ph.D.

  • Chief Economist, Moody's Analytics
  • Board of Directors, MGIC Investment Corporation
Health Advisers

CBO has a panel of health advisers consisting of widely recognized experts in health policy and the health care sector. Members of the panel have a variety of backgrounds, areas of expertise, and experience. They generally serve three-year terms and are sometimes reappointed. The agency hosts periodic meetings of the advisers and solicits their views between meetings. Through those interactions, CBO and its analyses benefit from the advisers’ understanding of cutting-edge research and the latest developments in health care delivery and financing.

Katherine Baicker, Ph.D.

  • Dean, Emmett Dedmon Professor, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago
  • Board of Directors, Eli Lilly

John Bertko, F.S.A., M.A.A.A.

  • Chief Actuary, Covered California

Thomas Betlach, M.P.A.

  • Betlach Consulting
  • Partner, Speire Healthcare Strategies

Lawrence P. Casalino, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.

  • Livingston Farrand Professor of Public Health and Chief of the Division of Healthcare Policy and Economics, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Amitabh Chandra, Ph.D.

  • Ethel Zimmerman Wiener Professor of Public Policy and Director of Health Policy Research, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Henry and Allison McCance Professor of Business Administration, Harvard University Business School

Michael Chernew, Ph.D.

  • Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care Policy and Director of Healthcare Markets and Regulation Lab, Harvard Medical School
  • Partner, VBID Health

Leemore Dafny, Ph.D.

  • Bruce V. Rauner Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
  • Academic Affiliate, Bates White Economic Consulting

Roger Feldman, Ph.D.

  • Professor Emeritus, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Craig Garthwaite, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Patrick Getzen, F.S.A., M.A.A.A.

  • Senior Vice President and Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina

Gautam Gowrisankaran, Ph.D.

  • Arizona Public Service Professor and Director of Economics Graduate Studies, University of Arizona
  • Expert, Cornerstone Research

Kate Ho, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Economics and Co-director of the Center for Health and Wellbeing, Princeton University

David Lansky, Ph.D.

  • President and Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Business Group on Health

Thomas Lee, M.Sc., M.D.

  • Chief Medical Officer, Press Ganey Associates

Catherine E. Livingston, J.D.

  • Partner, Jones Day

Wendy Long, M.P.H., M.D.

  • President & CEO, Tennessee Hospital Association

Teresa Miller, J.D.

  • Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services

Peter Neumann, Sc.D.

  • Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine, Tufts University; Director of the Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health, Tufts Medical Center

Jonathan Perlin, M.D., Ph.D.

  • President, Clinical Services, and Chief Medical Officer, Hospital Corporation of America

Daniel Polsky, Ph.D.

  • Distinguished Professor of Health Economics, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

Lewis Sandy, M.D., F.A.C.P.

  • Executive Vice President, Clinical Advancement, UnitedHealth Group

Cori E. Uccello, M.A.A.A., F.S.A., F.C.A., M.P.P.

  • Senior Health Fellow, American Academy of Actuaries
Meeting Agendas

From 2018 to 2020, a panel of technical reviewers also provided feedback to CBO during the development of the next generation of its health insurance simulation model, which was first used for the spring 2019 baseline projections.