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Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy
and Chief Economist
U.S. Department of the Treasury
"Enhancing Economic Opportunity for the Middle Class"
The U.S. economy as a whole has made significant strides toward recovery from the Great Recession. However, middle class families and those trying to enter the middle class continue to face challenges that have important bearing on their economic prospects. This talk will discuss the economic trends underlying these challenges and what policy can do to foster broadly shared long-run economic growth and increase opportunity for families in the lower and middle parts of the income distribution.
In her role, Dr. Dynan leads the Office of Economic Policy, which is responsible for analyzing and reporting on current and prospective economic developments and assisting in the determination of appropriate economic policies. From 2009 to 2013, Dr. Dynan was the vice president and co-director of the Economic Studies program at the Brookings Institution. Prior to joining Brookings, she served on the staff of the Federal Reserve Board for 17 years, most recently as a senior adviser. While at the Fed, she played a leadership role in a number of areas, including macroeconomic forecasting, analysis of household and real estate finance conditions, and the policy response to the financial crisis. She also served as a senior economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisers, from 2003-2004, and as a visiting assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University in 1998. Dr. Dynan is an expert on macroeconomic policy and household financial issues who has published widely in leading economics journals. She received her Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and her A.B. from Brown University.
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