Alice M. Rivlin, PhD (Co-Chair)
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, The Brookings Institution
Alice M. Rivlin, PhD, is a visiting professor of public policy at Georgetown University and a senior fellow in the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. Rivlin served as director of the White House Office of Management and Budget in the first Clinton administration and vice chair of the Federal Reserve Board. She also chaired the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority. Rivlin was the founding director of the Congressional Budget Office and earlier served as assistant secretary in the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. In 2010, President Obama appointed Rivlin to the Simpson-Bowles Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. She also co-chaired, with former U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Debt Reduction Task Force. Rivlin received a MacArthur Foundation Prize Fellowship in 1983 and the Moynihan Prize in 2008. She taught at Harvard’s Kennedy School, George Mason University, and the New School. She served as a director of several major corporations and as president of the American Economic Association (1986).
Rivlin contributes frequently to newspapers, television, and radio. She has authored several books and numerous articles on the federal budget, federalism, health care finance, and social policy. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College and received a doctorate in philosophy in economics at Radcliffe College (Harvard University).