CBO’s Panels of Advisers

Posted by
Keith Hall
May 28, 2015

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 authorities on a range of issues. 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 the current members of both panels.

Panel of Economic Advisers Panel of Health Advisers
Katharine Abraham Katherine Baicker
Alan Auerbach Tom Betlach
Markus Brunnermeier John Bertko
Mary Daly Kate Bundorf
Steven Davis Stuart Butler
Claudia Goldin Lawrence Casalino
Robert Hall Amitabh Chandra
Jan Hatzius Michael Chernew
Anil Kashyap Leemore Dafny
Lawrence Katz David Dranove
Donald Kohn Roger Feldman
Gregory Mankiw Amy Finkelstein
Jonathan Parker Jay Gellert
Adam Posen Dana Goldman
James Poterba Roy Goldman
Valerie Ramey Brent James
Carmen Reinhart David Lansky
Brian Sack Thomas Lee
Robert Shimer Peter Neumann
Justin Wolfers Daniel Polsky
Mark Zandi Lewis Sandy

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. The panelists’ affiliations are shown on CBO’s website. CBO requires panelists to disclose to the agency any substantial political activity in which they may be involved and any significant financial interests they may have. The disclosure reports are available to the public in CBO’s office upon request. (To arrange a visit to CBO to view disclosures, please write to OGC@cbo.gov.)

Keith Hall is CBO’s Director.