Charles Schultze is a senior fellow emeritus in the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. From 1987 through 1990 he was director of the Economic Studies Program, and was a Brookings senior fellow from 1968 to 1977 and from 1981 to 1987. In 1984, Charles served as president of the American Economic Association. He served as chair of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers during the Carter Administration, and was appointed assistant director of the U.S. Bureau of the Budget by President John F. Kennedy in 1962. He was director of the bureau from 1965 to 1967. He has authored or co-authored dozens of books and articles on economics, including Setting Domestic Priorities: What Can Government Do? (1992), co-edited with Henry J. Aaron; Memos to the President: A Guide through Macroeconomics for the Busy Policymaker (1992); An American Trade Strategy: Options for the 1990s (1990), co-edited with Robert Z. Lawrence; American Living Standards: Threats and Challenges (1988), co-edited with Robert Z. Lawrence and Robert E. Litan; and Barriers to European Growth: A Transatlantic View (1987), with Robert Z. Lawrence. Schultze earned his Ph.D. in economics at the University of Maryland.