Karen Dynan is vice president, co-director of the Economic Studies program, and the Robert S. Kerr Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Before joining Brookings in 2009, Karen worked for 17 years at the Federal Reserve Board, most recently as a senior advisor. She also served as a senior economist for the White House Council of Economic Advisors from 2003-2004, and as a visiting assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University. Her papers have been published in top economics journals, including the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Economic Perspectives, and Journal of Monetary Economics. Karen also has published opinion pieces in the Washington Post and Financial Times. She blogs for The Fiscal Times, participates in Politico’s Arena, and is an “economic insider” for the National Journal. She also chairs the Board of Overseers of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. Karen earned her Ph.D. in economics at Harvard University.