Cecilia Rouse

Cecilia Rouse is one of three members of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers.  She also served on the National Economic Council under President Clinton from 1998 to 1999.  Cecilia is currently on leave from Princeton University, where she is the Theodore A. Wells ’29 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs. She has been a senior editor of The Future of Children and the Journal of Labor Economics.  Her research focuses on labor economics and the economics of education. Recent research includes strategies for increasing educational attainment among community college students and the impact of student loans on post-college occupational choices.  She has also studied the effect of financial aid on college matriculation.  Cecilia is the founding director of the Princeton University Education Research Section, and has been the director of the Industrial Relations Section. She also was a member of the MacArthur Foundation’s Research Network on the Transition to Adulthood.  Cecilia earned her Ph.D in economics at Harvard University.