CGR: Committee Members
Kenneth Troske, University of Kentucky
Dr. Kenneth R. Troske is the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Outreach and the Richard H. and Janis W. Furst Endowed Chair in Economics in the Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky, as well as a Research Fellow with the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany. Dr. Troske served as a member of the Congressional Oversight Panel whose task was to assess the existing condition of America’s financial markets and the regulatory system as well as to closely monitor the actions of the Treasury Department and financial institutions to determine if their actions are in the best interest of the American economy. He was also a member of the Commission of Evidence Based Policy, whose task is to try and increase access to administrative data in an effort to increase the influence of policy relevant research on public policy in the U.S., as well as a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Lexington Business Advisory Council and the Bluegrass Workforce Innovation Board. His primary research areas are labor and human resource economics. Dr. Troske has authored a number of widely-known papers utilizing employer-employee matched data on topics such as education, productivity, technology, and discrimination. His most recent work has focused on evaluating various aspects of the Workforce Development System in the U.S. His papers have appeared in many leading journals in economics including the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economics and Statistics, and the American Economic Review. Dr. Troske received his Ph.D. in economics in 1992 from the University of Chicago and his undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Washington in 1984
Joe Aldy, Harvard University
Joe Aldy is a Professor of the Practice of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, a University Fellow at Resources for the Future, a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Senior Adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. His research focuses on climate change policy, energy policy, and regulatory policy. Previously, he served as the Special Assistant to the President for Energy and Environment at the Obama White House, as a Fellow at Resources for the Future and he worked on the staff of the President's Council of Economic Advisers. He also served as the Co-Director of the Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements and Co-Director of the International Energy Workshop before joining the Obama Administration.
Chad Bown, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Chad P. Bown is a Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Before that he was a Senior Economist in the World Bank’s Development Research Group, Trade and International Integration (DECTI), in Washington, DC. Bown has served as Senior Economist in the White House on the President's Council of Economic Advisers (CEA), and he is formerly a tenured Professor of Economics at Brandeis University, where he was a member of the faculty for twelve years with a joint appointment in the Department of Economics and International Business School (IBS). Bown has also been the Okun-Model Fellow in Economic Studies and a non-resident Fellow in the Global Economy and Development Program at the Brookings Institution, and he spent a year in residence as a visiting scholar in Economic Research at the WTO Secretariat. In 2004, he initiated a trade policy transparency project at the World Bank that subsequently resulted in the freely available, Internet-based Global Antidumping Database, which is now part of the World Bank's Temporary Trade Barriers Database. Bown is currently a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, an Adviser to the American Law Institute (ALI) project on the Principles of the Law of World Trade, and he serves as the Book Review Editor and on the editorial board for the World Trade Review. Bown has recently published an edited volume on the global economic crisis titled The Great Recession and Import Protection: The Role of Temporary Trade Barriers (CEPR and World Bank, 2011). His other recent books include Self-Enforcing Trade: Developing Countries and WTO Dispute Settlement (Brookings Institution Press, 2009) and The Law, Economics and Politics of Retaliation in WTO Dispute Settlement (co-edited with Joost Pauwelyn, Cambridge University Press, 2010).
Janice Eberly, Northwestern University
Janice Eberly is the Senior Associate Dean for Strategy and Academics, the James R. and Helen D. Russell Professor of Finance and former Chair of the Finance Department at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She also serves on the Academic Advisory Panels for the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago and New York. Professor Eberly served as the Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy at the U.S. Treasury from 2011 to 2013 after being confirmed by the U.S. Senate. In that capacity she was the Chief Economist at the Treasury, leading the Office of Economic Policy in analysis of the U.S. and global economies and financial markets and development of policy recommendations on micro and macroeconomic issues. Previously Professor Eberly served on the staff of the President's Council of Economic Advisors and on the advisory committees of the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). Her research focuses on capital budgeting and real options; intangible capital and technology; household finance, portfolio choice, and consumption.
Sherry Glied, New York University
In 2013, Sherry Glied was named Dean of New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. From 1989-2013, she was Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She was Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management from 1998-2009. On June 22, 2010, Glied was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the Department of Health and Human Services, and served in that capacity from July 2010 through August 2012. She had previously served as Senior Economist for health care and labor market policy on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers in 1992-1993, under Presidents Bush and Clinton, and participated in the Clinton Health Care Task Force. She has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, the National Academy of Social Insurance, and served as a member of the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking. Glied’s principal areas of research are in health policy reform and mental health care policy. She is co-editor, with Peter C. Smith, of The Oxford Handbook of Health Economics, published by the Oxford University Press in 2011.
Thomas Holmes, University of Minnesota
Thomas J. Holmes is on the faculty at the University of Minnesota where he holds the Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Economics. He is also a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has served as past president of the Midwest Economics Association and the Urban Economics Association. In 2011, he was elected a Fellow of the Econometric Society. Tom's research focuses on industrial organization and urban and regional economics.
Louise Sheiner, Brookings Institution
Louise Sheiner is the Robert S. Kerr Senior Fellow in Economic Studies and Policy Director for the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution. She previously served as a senior economist in the Fiscal Analysis Section of the Research and Statistics Division at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Sheiner was also appointed as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury in 1996 and served as senior staff economist for the Council of Economic Advisers in 1995-96. Before joining the Fed, she was an economist at the Joint Committee on Taxation. Sheiner’s research focuses on federal and state and local fiscal policy, productivity measurement, demographic change, health policy, and other fiscal and macroeconomic issues. Her work has appeared in such outlets as the American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Journal of Health Economics, and National Tax Journal. Sheiner received her Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University, after earning an undergraduate degree in biology also from Harvard.
Michael R. Strain, American Enterprise Institute
Michael R. Strain is the Director of Economic Policy Studies and the Arthur F. Burns Scholar in Political Economy at the American Enterprise Institute. He is a research fellow with the IZA Institute of Labor Economics in Bonn, Germany and a research affiliate of the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Strain’s research and writing spans a range of areas, including labor markets, public finance, social policy, and macroeconomics. He is the author, editor, or coeditor of five books and has published numerous academic and policy articles. He has served on committees and working groups of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; the National Academy of Social Insurance, where he is an elected member; and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Strain has testified before Congress; regularly appears in broadcast media, including CNBC, MSNBC, and NPR; and has published essays and op-eds in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Financial Times. He is a columnist for Project Syndicate. Before joining AEI, Strain worked in the Center for Economic Studies at the U.S. Census Bureau and in the macroeconomics research group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He holds a PhD in economics from Cornell University.
Stephen Trejo, University of Texas, Austin
Stephen Trejo is Professor of Economics, at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research program in Labor Studies, and Research Fellow, IZA Institute for the Study of Labor. And, in recognition for his service on National Academies of Sciences research panels (including studies on immigrant integration and on U.S. Hispanics) and review teams, he is a National Associate of the National Academies. His research focuses on public policy issues, including the labor market experiences of immigrants, and obstacles to the economic progress of minority groups.
Jacob Vigdor, University of Washington
Jacob Vigdor is Professor of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington, a Research Associate of the NBER, and an adjunct Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. He has extensive experience as an applied policy economist, having served as Director of the Seattle Minimum Wage Study (2014-2019), Director of the Northwest Applied Public Policy Lab (2017-2018), and in positions with other applied economic policy institutions. He is the author of the book, From Immigrants to Americans: The Rise and Fall of Fitting In, and is an External Fellow for the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration. Professor Vigdor’s research addresses contemporary issues in labor and urban economics, and racial and economic inequality. His commitment to conveying the insights of research to the policy community and the general public is evidenced by his publication of op-ed articles in top-notch news outlets.