Alice M. Rivlin
Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution; Director, Greater Washington Research at Brookings; Professor of Public Policy, Georgetown University
Alice M. Rivlin is a Visiting Professor at the Public Policy Institute of Georgetown University and a Senior Fellow in the Economic Studies Program at Brookings. She directs Brookings Greater Washington Research. Before returning to Brookings, Rivlin served as Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve Board (1996-99). She was Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget in the first Clinton Administration. She also chaired the District of Columbia Financial Management Assistance Authority.
Rivlin was the founding Director of the Congressional Budget Office (1975-83). She was Director of the Economic Studies Program at Brookings. She also served at the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare as Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. Rivlin received a MacArthur Foundation Prize Fellowship, taught at Harvard, George Mason, and The New School Universities, has served on the Boards of Directors of several corporations, and as President of the American Economic Association. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Stock Exchange.
She is a frequent contributor to newspapers, television, and radio, and is currently a regular commentator on Nightly Business Report. Her books include Systematic Thinking for Social Action (1971) Reviving the American Dream (1992), and Beyond the Dot.coms (with Robert Litan, 2001). She is co-editor of the Restoring Fiscal Sanity series: Restoring Fiscal Sanity: How to Balance the Budget (2004, with Isabel Sawhill) Restoring Fiscal Sanity 2005: Meeting the Long-Run Challenges (with Isabel Sawhill), and Restoring Fiscal Sanity 2007: The Health Spending Challenge (with Joseph Antos), as well as of The Economic Payoff from the Internet Revolution (2001, with Robert Litan).
Rivlin was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and grew up in Bloomington, Indiana. She received a B.A. in economics from Bryn Mawr College; and a Ph.D. from Radcliffe College (Harvard University) in economics in 1958. She is married to economist Sidney G. Winter, who is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. She has three children and four grandchildren.