Christina Romer

  • University of California, Berkeley

Christina Romer is the Class of 1957-Garff B. Wilson Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. From January 2009 until September 2010, she served as chair of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers. Christina joined the Berkeley faculty in 1988 and was promoted to full professor in 1993. She is also co-director of the Program in Monetary Economics at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and is a member of the NBER Business Cycle Dating Committee. Prior to her appointment at Berkeley, Christina was an assistant professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton University from 1985 to 1988. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award at the University of California, Berkeley. Christina has received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, the National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award, and an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, and served as vice president and a member of the executive committee of the American Economic Association. She earned her Ph.D. in Economics from M.I.T.