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Staff

Chairman

President Trump has not yet appointed a Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers.

Members

President Trump has not yet appointed the Members of the Council of Economic Advisers.

Director of Macroeconomic Forecasting

Steven Braun has been CEA's Director of Macroeconomic Forecasting since 1996. Prior to his current position, Dr. Braun was a senior economist at the Council, a senior economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, and an economist at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Senior Economists

Greg Leiserson specializes in tax and retirement policy. He received a BA from Swarthmore College and a Ph.D. in economics from MIT. He previously worked at the U.S. Treasury, where he was an Economist in the Office of Tax Analysis.

Burt Porter specializes in the economics of financial markets. He received a BS from Cornell University, an MBA from Emory University, and a Ph.D. in Finance from The University of Chicago. He is on detail from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission where he is a Senior Financial Economist in the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis.

Chris Otrok specializes in macroeconomics. He received a BA in Economics from Davidson College and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Iowa. He is on leave from the University of Missouri, where he is the Sam B. Cook Professor of Economics. He is also on leave from his position as Research Fellow at the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis. Otrok was previously a Professor Economics at the University of Virginia.

Aaron Sojourner specializes in labor-market institutions and human capital. He received a BA from Yale University in History, a masters in Public Policy Analysis from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Northwestern University. He is on leave from the University of Minnesota, where he is an assistant professor in the Carlson School of Management.

Sheila Olmstead specializes in environmental and energy economics. She received a BA from the University of Virginia, an M.P.Aff. from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard University. She is on leave from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, where she is an Associate Professor.

Staff Economists and Policy Analysts

James Elwell
Amy Filipek
Conor Foley
Stephen Harrell

Research Economists

Nataliya Langburd
Robert Liu
Neha Dalal​
David Boddy

Statistical Office

Brian Amorosi, Program Analyst
Jennifer Vogl, Economic Statistician 

Finance and Operations

Tomeka Jordan, Director of Finance and Administration
Doris Searles, Operations Manager