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NBER researchers entering public service in 2012.

A number of NBER researchers were tapped for important public policy positions in the past year. Jeremy Stein, formerly a Research Associate in the NBER's Programs on Corporate Finance and Monetary Economics, resigned from the NBER when he was confirmed as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Stein is on leave from Harvard University, where he holds the Moise Y. Safra Professorship of Economics.

James Stock also resigned from his position as a Research Associate, in this case in the NBER's Programs on Asset Pricing, Economic Fluctuations and Growth, and Monetary Economics, when he accepted the position of Chief Economist of the President's Council of Economic Advisers (CEA). Stock, also a member of the Harvard University faculty, is on leave from his position as the Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy.

A number of other researchers are serving in various government positions while on leave from the NBER. They include: NBER Research Associate Leemore Dafny of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, who is the Deputy Director for Health Care and Antitrust of the Federal Trade Commission; NBER Faculty Research Fellow Alexander Gelber of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, who is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Microeconomic Analysis at the U.S. Department of the Treasury; and three researchers who are on leave as Senior Economists at the CEA -- Susan Helper of Case Western Reserve University, Chinhui Juhn of the University of Houston, and Wesley Yin of Boston University. Other past NBER affiliates also continue to serve in a variety of public policy positions.
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Title Annotation:NBER News
Publication:NBER Reporter
Date:Dec 22, 2012
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