Council of Economic Advisers

Roger Altman Leading Candidate to Replace Summers

Roger Altman, former deputy treasury secretary and founder of Evercore Partners Inc., is a top candidate to replace Lawrence Summers as director of President Obama%u2019s National Economic Council, Bloomberg News said. Altman, 64, met with Obama Tuesday to discuss the job, which involves coordinating policy-making and economic advice for the president, Bloomberg News reported without naming its sources.

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?

Stimulus Helped the Economy, but It Won't Matter in November

Economists say the Obama administration's stimulus program actually saved the country's economy from plunging into the Great Depression 2.0. Yet that news will likely fail to sway voters who believe the current administration didn't do enough to support the economy.

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?

How Many Stimulus Jobs? Good Question

The Council of Economic Advisers released its second report on the effect of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, better known as the stimulus bill. But are the numbers any good?