Alice Rivlin Keynote Speaker

  • Leading American expert on fiscal and monetary policy
  • Named by President Obama to the Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (2010)
  • Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve Board (1996-99)

Alice Rivlin's Biography

Alice Rivlin is an economist specialising in fiscal, monetary and social policy. She is a Senior Fellow in the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution and a visiting professor at the Public Policy Institute of Georgetown University.

In 2010, Alice was named by President Obama to the Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (also known as the Simpson Bowles Commission). She also co-chaired the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Task Force on Debt Reduction.

Alice served as Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve Board (1996-99) and was Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget in the first Clinton Administration. In addition, she Chaired the District of Columbia Financial Management Assistance Authority (1998-2001) and was the founding Director of the Congressional Budget Office (1975-83). She was Director of the Economic Studies Program at Brookings (1983-87), and Director of the Brookings Greater Washington Research Program (2001-11).

Alice regularly contributes to leading newspaper, television and radio outlets. Her books include “Systematic Thinking for Social Action” (1971), “Reviving the American Dream” (1992) and “Beyond the Dot.coms” (with Robert Litan, 2001). She was co-editor of the Brookings series, “Restoring Fiscal Sanity”, which focused on the budget and healthcare spending.

She was the recipient of the 2013 Robert M. Ball Award for Outstanding Achievements in Social Insurance, awarded by the National Academy of Social Insurance.

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Videos of Alice Rivlin

Why Paul Krugman is wrong about debt (2014)
Why Paul Krugman is wrong about debt (2014)
Health Reform: Will We Ever Get it Right (2012)
Health Reform: Will We Ever Get it Right (2012)

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