Christina Romer, former chair of the Council of Economic Advisers in the Obama administration (2009-2010) will give a lecture titled “What Do We Know about the Effects of Fiscal Policy? Separating Evidence from Ideology,” on Monday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m., in the Chapel. The lecture is sponsored by the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center and is free and open to the public.
Romer is the Class of 1957 Garff B. Wilson Professor of Economics at the University of California Berkeley. She is the co-director of the Program in Monetary Economics at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and is the member of the NBER Business Cycle Dating Committee.
She has received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, the National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award, and an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. Prior to her appointment at Berkeley, she was an assistant professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton University from 1958-1988. Romer’s research interests include the effects of fiscal policy, identification of monetary shocks, the determinants of American macroeconomic policy, changes in short-run fluctuations over the 20th century and the cause of the Great Depression.