Biography

Jeffrey B. Liebman is a member of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth's Research Advisory Board. He is also the Malcolm Wiener Professor of Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where he teaches courses in public-sector economics and American economic policy. In his research, he studies tax and budget policy, social insurance, poverty, and income inequality. Recent research has examined the impacts of government programs such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, Social Security, and housing vouchers. During the first two years of the Obama administration, Liebman worked at the Office of Management and Budget, first as Executive Associate Director and Chief Economist and then as Acting Deputy Director. From 1998 to 1999, Liebman served as Special Assistant to the President for economic policy and coordinated the Clinton Administration's Social Security reform technical working group. Liebman received his B.A. from Yale University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Harvard.