Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Star Economist Peter Orszag Re-Joining Brookings

The Brookings Institution has just announced that Peter Orszag, former Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under President Obama, is rejoining the Economic Studies Program at Brookings as a Nonresident Senior Fellow effective September 8, 2015.  Here is more about his past history at the think tank:
Prior to leading CBO, Orszag served as the Joseph A. Pechman Senior Fellow and Deputy Director of Economic Studies [at Brookings], was the first director of The Hamilton Project, was director of the Retirement Security Project, and was a Co-Director of the Brookings-Urban Tax Policy Center.
Before his time at Brookings, Orszag served in the Clinton Administration, where he was Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, and prior to that a staff economist and then Senior Advisor and Senior Economist at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers.

Orszag also has affiliations with other think tanks.  For example, he currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE).  In the past, he has served as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

A couple months ago, Brookings announced that it has scooped up another all-star economist in Douglas Elmendorf, who has also re-joined Brookings after a stint in the Obama Administration as Director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).