Jeffrey Liebman
Senior Economic Adviser, President Obama

Jeffrey B. Liebman is the Malcolm Wiener Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School where he teaches courses in public sector economics and American economic policy. In his research, he studies tax and budget policy, social insurance, and income inequality. Recently, he established a social impact bond technical assistance lab at the Kennedy School to assist state and local governments that are exploring innovative ways of financing social programs.  During the first two years of the Obama Administration, Liebman served at OMB, 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.