Christina Romer

Obama Plan Closes Some Loopholes, Opens Others

Cutting corporate tax rates and the deleting loopholes that let some companies pay little or nothing in taxes is just what most economists prescribe for the tangled U.S. tax code. So why isn't everyone cheering the plan President Obama unveiled Tuesday to do just that?

Obama's Bank Bailout Chief Is
the Latest to Go

Herbert Allison, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Stability, is the latest member of the Obama economic to leave ahead of what many expect to be crushing losses for the Democrats in November.

Will Jeff Immelt Be Larry Summers' Replacement?

In theory, the role of the director of the White House National Economic Council is to present the president with an unbiased range of economic opinions. Larry Summers didn't do that -- he promoted his own views instead. But what will his successor do -- and will it make any difference?

Summers to Step Down as Obama's Economic Adviser

Lawrence Summers will step down from his role as President Obama's National Economic Council director and return to Harvard University after the midterm elections in November, according to reports.

Romer Resigns: A Chance to Reset Economic Policy?

The departure of Christina Romer as chair of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers ought to prompt a rethink of U.S. economic policy -- but it won't, even though Friday's jobs numbers showed tepid progress on creating jobs for the millions put out of work by the recession.

Is Christina Romer Out as Chief Economic Adviser?

Christina Romer is reportedly leaving the White House as Chair of the President's Council of Economic Advisers. Is she taking the fall for an unemployment rate that has remained stubbornly high?