Brookings scholar Karen Dynan has finally been confirmed to serve as the Treasury Department's chief economist.
Dynan worked at Brookings from 2009 to 2013 as Vice President and Co-Director of the Economic Studies Program. Prior to joining Brookings, she served on the staff of the Federal Reserve Board for 17 years.
Dynan's husband is Douglas Elmendorf, the Director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). He was a Senior Fellow at Brookings from 2007 to 2009 and was the Director of the think tank's Hamilton Project.