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Douglas Elmendorf
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Director of the Congressional Budget Office
Term ends
2015
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
AppointedJanuary 22, 2009
Appointed byBarack Obama
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sPrinceton University
Ph.D.Harvard University
Personal
Place of birthPoughkeepsie, New York
Websites
Office website
Douglas William Elmendorf (b. in Poughkeepsie, New York) is the current Director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). He was appointed by the Speaker of the House and the President pro tempore of the Senate.[1] Elmendorf was first appointed in January 2009 to finish the term begun by his predecessor Peter Orszag. He was reappointed in 2011. Directors of the CBO serve four year terms.[1]

Before becoming the Director of the CBO, Elmendorf worked with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Federal Reserve, on the Council of Economic Advisors, and in the CBO during the Clinton administration.[2]

Biography

Elmendorf was born in Poughkeepsie, New York, and graduated from Princeton University before earning a master's degree and Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University. He remained at Harvard to teach before beginning his political career.[1]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Elmendorf's academic, professional and political career:[3]

  • 1983: Graduated from Princeton University
  • 1985: Earned master's degree from Harvard University
  • 1989: Earned Ph.D. from Harvard University
  • 1989-1994: Associate Professor at Harvard University
  • 1994-1995: Principal Analyst for the Congressional Budget Office
  • 1995-1998: Economist for the Federal Reserve
  • 1998-1999: Senior Economist for the Council of Economic Advisors
  • 1999-2002: Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy for the Treasury Department
  • 2002-2007: Chief of the Macro-Economic Analysis Team at the Federal Reserve
  • 2007-2008: Editor at the Brookings Institution
  • 2008-2009: Director of the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution
  • 2009-Present: Director of the Congressional Budget Office

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External links

Official website of the CBO

References