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Kristin Forbes -- Council of Economic Advisers

Kristin J. Forbes was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 17, 2003, and was appointed by President George W. Bush on May 15, 2003, as a Member of the Council of Economic Advisers. Dr. Forbes is on leave from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management, where she is the Mitsubishi Career Development Chair and Associate Professor of International Management. During 2001-2002, Dr. Forbes worked in the U.S. Treasury Department as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Quantitative Policy Analysis, Latin American and Caribbean Nations. At the start of 2003, she was honored as one of the “Global Leaders for Tomorrow” as part of the World Economic Forum at Davos.

Dr. Forbes is currently a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She was honored as Sloan School of Management's "Teacher of the Year" in 2001. She has recently been a visiting scholar at the U.S. Federal Reserve Board, Indian Council of Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) and International Monetary Fund (IMF). Prior to joining MIT, Dr. Forbes worked in the investment banking division at Morgan Stanley, in the policy research department at the World Bank, and in the economics group at Fleet Financial Institutions.

Dr. Forbes received her Ph.D. in Economics at MIT in 1998, where she won the Solow Prize for excellence in teaching and research. She obtained her BA, summa cum laude with highest honors from Williams College in 1992.

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