He is the sixth director of the Congressional Budget Office, where he was appointed for a four-year term beginning February 4, 2003. He’s leaving at the end of this year to become the new director of the Council of Foreign Relations Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, and the Paul A. Volcker Chair in International Economics.
· Served for 18 months as Chief Economist for the President's Council of Economic Advisers, where he also served as Senior Staff Economist in 1989 and 1990.
· Trustee Professor of Economics at the Maxwell School, Syracuse University, where he has served as Chairman of the Department of Economics and Associate Director of the Center for Policy Research.
· Served as editor of the National Tax Journal, associate editor of the Journal of Human Resources, and as a member of the editorial board for Public Budgeting & Finance, Economics and Politics, Journal of Sports Economics, Regional Science and Urban Economics, and Public Works Management and Policy.
· Held academic appointments at Columbia University and Princeton University.
· Faculty research fellow and research associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research since 1985.
· Member of Economics Advisory Panel to National Science Foundation (1996-98).
· Worked as a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.
· Consultant to the New Jersey State and Local Expenditure and Revenue Policy Commission, the State of Arizona Joint Select Committee on State Revenues and Expenditures, and the New York State Office for the Aging.
· Executive Director, Tax Study Commission, New York State Assembly.
BA in economics & mathematics, Denison University; PhD in economics, Princeton University
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