CBO’s Panels of Advisers, 2017

Posted by
Keith Hall
May 26, 2017

The Congressional Budget Office 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—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
David Autor John Bertko
Olivier Blanchard Kate Bundorf
Markus Brunnermeier Lawrence Casalino
Mary Daly Amitabh Chandra
Steven Davis Michael Chernew
Kathryn Dominguez Leemore Dafny
Robert Hall Roger Feldman
Jan Hatzius Amy Finkelstein
Donald Kohn Jay Gellert
Nellie Liang Roy Goldman
Gregory Mankiw Brent James
Emi Nakamura David Lansky
Jonathan Parker Thomas Lee
Adam Posen Teresa Miller
James Poterba Peter Neumann
Valerie Ramey Stephen Parente
Brian Sack Jonathan Perlin
Robert Shimer Daniel Polsky
James Stock Lewis Sandy
Justin Wolfers  
Mark Zandi  

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.