Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Yet Another Government Insider Heads to the Council on Foreign Relations

Heidi Crebo-Rediker, former chief economist at the U.S. Department of State, has joined the Council on Foreign Relations  as a senior fellow. Her work will focus on the role of economics in U.S. diplomacy, and she will also participate in CFR's Renewing America initiative, which, according to CFR, "studies the domestic economic underpinnings of U.S. power."

"Heidi Crebo-Rediker is a rare individual who has excelled in both the private sector and government, most recently as the State Department's first chief economist, and before that on the staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. She is perfectly positioned to carry out the policy-relevant research that is the hallmark of CFR," said CFR President Richard N. Haass.

Crebo-Rediker is the newest addition to the roster of economic and geoeconomic insiders at CFR, which also includes former Treasury secretaries Robert E. Rubin and Timothy F. Geithner; former Office of Management and Budget director Peter R. Orszag; Stanley Fischer, former governor for the Bank of Israel; Mervyn King, former governor of the Bank of England; CFR's Director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies Sebastian Mallaby; Director of International Economics Benn Steil; Senior Fellow for International Economics Jagdish N. Bhagwati; and Senior Fellow for International Economics Robert Kahn.

1 comment:

  1. I don't even begin to understand what her jobs have been or will be. Just as well then that I decided to try and make a profit for a living. The language of government might as well be Swahili for all I understand it.