CBO's Panel of Economic Advisers

Posted by
Doug Elmendorf
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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