UM expert on Obama's Council of Economic Advisers

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

ANN ARBOR, Mich. The White House says University of Michigan economist Betsey Stevenson will join President Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers.

The administration announced the appointment Tuesday.

Stevenson is an associate professor at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Her research focuses on the effect of public policies on the labor market. It looks at women's labor market experiences, economic forces shaping the family, and the potential value of subjective well-being data for public policy.

The Council of Economic Advisers advises the president on the forming of domestic and international economic policy.

Stevenson was chief economist for the U.S. Department of Labor in 2010-11 and is a former research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research. She's taking a leave from the university.

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