Academic journal article NBER Reporter

NBER Researchers Tapped for Leading Policy Roles

Academic journal article NBER Reporter

NBER Researchers Tapped for Leading Policy Roles

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Five NBER research associates have taken leave from their academic and NBER posts to serve in important policy positions.

Paul Beaudry, a professor of economics at the Vancouver School of Economics of the University of British Columbia and a research associate affiliated with the Economic Fluctuations and Growth (EFG) and Labor Studies (LS) programs, will become a deputy governor of the Bank of Canada in February 2019.

Richard Clarida, the C. Lowell Harris Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Columbia University and a research associate in the International Finance and Macroeconomics (IFM) and International Trade and Investment (ITI) programs, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in August 2018 as the vice chair of the Federal Reserve Board. He follows several other NBER researchers, including Alan Blinder, Stanley Fischer, and Janet Yellen, in this role.

Pinelopi ("Penny") Goldberg, the Elihu Professor of Economics at Yale University and a research associate in the ITI and Development Economics Programs, is the new chief economist of the World Bank. A number of NBER researchers have previously served in this role, including Stanley Fischer, Anne Krueger, Martin Ravallion, Paul Romer, Joseph Stiglitz, and Lawrence Summers. …

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