I am a Professor of Economics and International Affairs at GWU and faculty affiliate (current Director) of the Institute for International Economic Policy. I was a Member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers from August 2015- January 2017. Prior to joining the faculty at GW, I taught at Dartmouth and Georgetown and served as Senior Economist for International Economics and then Chief Economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisers (2009-2011). I am also a Research Associate at the NBER and have been a visiting scholar at the IMF, the World Bank, the Institute for International Integration Studies (Trinity College Dublin), and INSEAD. I was also on the Biden Transition Team.
I am also a non resident Senior Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution, where I have published a number of policy briefs, policy essays, and edited 4 books on U.S. economic policy when I was Director of the Hamilton Project for 3 years.
In addition to my book, Exchange Rate Regimes in the Modern Era (MIT Press, 2009), I have published in The American Economic Review, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, The Review of Economics and Statistics, The Journal of International Economics, and other leading journals. This research is widely cited and has been featured in the press including the Economist and the Washington Post, as well as on numerous economics blogs. My data on Exchange Rate Regimes and International Currency Exposures are widely available and frequently used by other researchers. I teach courses on international and macroeconomics at the undergraduate, masters, and PhD levels and supervise PhD students.
In addition to serving as Director of IIEP, during 2021, I was on a faculty recruiting committee, on the Advisory Council of the Economics Department, and on the Government Relations Committee of the American Economics Association.