Alice Rivlin

Alice Rivlin is a visiting professor at the Public Policy Institute of Georgetown University and a senior fellow in the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. Most recently, she co-chaired the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Debt Reduction Task Force and served as a member of President Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. Alice was the founding director of the Congressional Budget Office, which she led from 1975 to 1983. She was director of the White House Office of Management and Budget in the first Clinton Administration, and served as vice chair of the Federal Reserve Board from 1996 to 1999. Alice is the recipient of the MacArthur Foundation Prize Fellowship (the “Genius Award”); has taught at Harvard, George Mason, and The New School; and served on the boards of directors of several corporations, and as president of the American Economic Association. She is a frequent contributor to newspapers, television and radio, and is a regular commentator on PBS’s Nightly Business Report. Alice has written several books and is co-editor of the Restoring Fiscal Sanity series, which presents expert assessments of the federal budget and fiscal policy choices. Alice earned her Ph.D. in economics at Radcliffe College (Harvard University).