Obama Economic Team Press Briefing

President-elect Barack Obama officially announces his economic team members:

  • Timothy Geithner, Secretary of the Treasury
  • Lawrence Summers, Director of the National Economic Council
  • Christina Romer, Director of the Council of Economic Advisors
  • Melody Barnes, Director of the Domestic Policy Council
  • Heather Higginbottom, Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council.
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One response to “Obama Economic Team Press Briefing

  1. Christina Romer’s appointment means that we will have at the Council of Economic Advisers an economist with a background in highly relevant economic history and with moderate Keynesian sympathies – just what we need. It is to be hoped that she underatands that one of the key lessons of Keynes is the importance of constructive US leadership in international economic cooperation – including in the international coordination of key economic policies, in building up effective international economic institutions, and in safeguarding free trade. She will be familiar with literature like Donald Moggridge’s biography of Keynes and Donald Markwell’s “John Maynard Keynes and International Relations”, which I think are very helpful in thinking and working our way – nationally and globally – through the present muddle.

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