Christina D. Romer

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Christina D. Romer
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Occupation Professor of Economics/Former Head Of The Council Of Economic Advisers

Christina Romer was the head of the Council of Economic Advisers. In early August of 2010, she became the second prominent member of Barack Obama’s economic team to resign following the departure of Peter Orszag, the White House budget director.[1]

She has been vice president of the American Economic Association and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


Romer was previously an economics professor at the University of California at Berkeley along with her husband, David. The two worked closely together for years, co-authoring research and serving on the National Bureau of Economic Research’s committee that determines business cycles and recessions.[2] When she took the post of head of the Council of Economic Advisers, she was classified as "on leave" from Berkeley.[3]

Before teaching at Berkeley, she was an assistant professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton University.[4]


She received her Ph.D. from MIT in 1985.