Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Brookings Alum Starts as VP Biden's Chief Economist

Benjamin Harris, who previously worked as Policy Director at the Brookings Institution's Hamilton Project, is starting this week as Vice President Joe Biden's chief economist.  His work can be read here.

Vice President Biden has tapped his chief economist from the think tank world in the past, namely Jared Bernstein, who came from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) and now works as a Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP).

In related news, Karen Aderson, the Managing Director of The Hamilton Project, is launching an independent consulting firm called KLA Strategies.  Kriston McIntosh will be the new Managing Director.

Here is a previous Think Tank Watch post on The Hamilton Project and the heavy-hitters that are affiliated with it, including former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner.