CBO’s Panels of Advisers, 2016

Posted by
Keith Hall
May 24, 2016

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
Olivier Blanchard John Bertko
Markus Brunnermeier Kate Bundorf
Mary Daly Lawrence Casalino
Steven Davis Amitabh Chandra
Robert Hall Michael Chernew
Jan Hatzius Leemore Dafny
Anil Kashyap Roger Feldman
Donald Kohn Amy Finkelstein
Nellie Liang Jay Gellert
Gregory Mankiw Dana Goldman
Emi Nakamura Roy Goldman
Jonathan Parker Brent James
Adam Posen David Lansky
James Poterba Thomas Lee
Valerie Ramey Teresa Miller
Brian Sack Peter Neumann
Robert Shimer Stephen Parente
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.)

Corrections: On May 26, 2016, this post was corrected to remove David Dranove’s name from the list of health advisers, which was included in error. Dr. Dranove resigned from that panel in August 2015. On May 27, 2016, this post was corrected to add Nellie Liang's name to the list of economic advisers; her name was omitted in error.

Keith Hall is CBO’s Director.