Dr. Keith Hall, a two-decade federal government veteran and former senior research fellow at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center, has been appointed to succeed Doug Elmendorf as the Congressional Budget Office director beginning on April 1.
Dr. Hall’s term at CBO will run through Jan. 3, 2019 and he will lead the agency’s efforts to develop economic and budgetary analyses reports for Congress, according to an article published Friday on the Senate Budget Committee’s website.
He became the 13th commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2008 after spending three years as a chief economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisers.
He also worked as a chief economist and a special adviser within the Commerce Department, as well as held leadership roles at U.S. International Trade Commission for 10 years.
He has authored many publications about international trade and also teaches economics at the University of Arkansas and the University of Missouri.