NBER Researchers Tapped for Leading Policy Roles
Two NBER research associates have taken leave from their academic and NBER posts to serve in important policy positions.
Kevin Milligan, a professor of economics at the Vancouver School of Economics of the University of British Columbia and a research associate in the Aging and Public Economics programs, has accepted a position advising the Privy Council of Canada, a role that involves advising the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Carmen Reinhart, the Minos A. Zombanakis Professor of the International Financial System at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a research associate in the International Finance and Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics programs, is the new chief economist of the World Bank. A number of NBER researchers have previously served in this role, including Stanley Fischer, Pinelopi Goldberg, Anne Krueger, Martin Ravallion, Paul Romer, Joseph Stiglitz, and Lawrence Summers.