Peter Orszag is director of the Office of Management and Budget and oversees the Obama administration’s budget policy, coordinates the implementation of major policy initiatives through the federal government, and reviews federal regulatory action, among other responsibilities.
From 2007 to 2008, Orszag served as director of the Congressional Budget Office, overseeing the agency’s work in providing objective nonpartisan analysis of economic and budgetary issues. Under his leadership, the agency significantly expanded its focus on areas such as healthcare and climate change.
Before CBO, Orszag was the Joseph A. Pechman senior fellow and deputy director of economic studies at the Brookings Institution. During his tenure at Brookings, he also served as director of The Hamilton Project, director of the Retirement Security Project, and co-director of the Tax Policy Center. During the Clinton Administration, he was a special assistant to the president of economic policy and before that, a staff economist and then senior adviser and senior economist at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers.
Dr. Orszag graduated summa cum laude in economics from Princeton University and obtained a doctorate degree in economics from the London School of Economics. He has co-authored or co-edited many books, including “Protecting the Homeland” (2006), “Aging Gracefully: Ideas to Improve Retirement Security in America: (2006), “Saving Social Security: A Balanced Approach” (2004), and “American Economic Policy in the 1990s” (2002). He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences.