Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Another Rubin Robot in Place

President-elect Barack Obama has named Peter Orszag as his choice to head the Office of Management and Budget. Orszag was a director of Robert Rubiin's pet program, The Hamilton Project.

Here's the bio of Orszag that appeared at CBO, before it was scrubbed:

Peter R. Orszag began his term as the seventh Director of CBO on January18, 2007. Under his leadership, the agency has significantly expanded its focus on areas such as health care and climate change.Before joining CBO, Dr. Orszag was the Joseph A. Pechman SeniorFellow and Deputy Director of Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution. While at Brookings, he also served as Director of The Hamilton Project; Director of the Retirement Security Project; and Codirector of the Tax Policy Center, a joint venture with the UrbanInstitute.

In previous government service, Dr. Orszag served as Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Senior Economic Adviser at the National Economic Council during 1997 and 1998. Earlier, he served as a staff economist and then Senior
Adviser and Senior Economist at the President's Council of Economic Advisers.

Dr. Orszag graduated summa cum laude in economics from Princeton University and obtained an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in economics from the London School of Economics, which he attended as a Marshall scholar.

He has coauthored or coedited a number of books, including Protecting the Homeland 2006/7 (2006), Aging Gracefully: Ideas to Improve Retirement Security in America (2006), Saving Social Security: A Balanced Approach (2004), and American Economic Policy in the 1990s(2002).

Dr. Orszag is a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies of Sciences.

Dr. Orszag is an avid runner and the proud father of two children, Leilaand Joshua.

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