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Jeffrey Liebman
Malcolm Wiener Professor of Public Policy
Director, Taubman Center for State and Local Government
Office:
79 John F. Kennedy St. Taubman Bldg 318
617-495-8518
Assistant: Abigail Bliss
617-495-3158

Jeffrey B. Liebman, Malcolm Wiener Professor of Public Policy, teaches courses in public sector economics and American economic policy. In his research, he studies tax and budget policy, social insurance, poverty, and income inequality. Recent research has examined the impacts of government programs such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, Social Security, and housing vouchers. During the first two years of the Obama Administration, Liebman worked at OMB, first as Executive Associate Director and Chief Economist and then as Acting Deputy Director. From 1998 to 1999, Liebman served as Special Assistant to the President for economic policy and coordinated the Clinton Administration's Social Security reform technical working group. Liebman received his BA from Yale University and his MA and PhD in economics from Harvard.

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Outside Professional Activities For Jeffrey Liebman

2016

National Bureau of Economic Research.  Conducted economic research; served as associate director of retirement research center and disability research center (paid).

Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking.  Member (appointed by Senate minority leader).  Unpaid.

Manhattan Institute for Policy Research.  Wrote chapter in book (received honorarium).

2015

National Bureau of Economic Research.  Conducted economic research; served as associate director of retirement research center and disability research center (paid).

Gates Foundation.  Wrote summary of a research literature (paid).

2014

National Bureau of Economic Research.  Conducted economic research; served as associate director of retirement research center and disability research center (paid).

2013

National Bureau of Economic Research.  Conducted economic research; served as associate director of retirement research center and disability research center (paid).

America Achieves.  Wrote paper on evidence-based policy making (paid).

Brookings Institution.  Wrote chapter in book on budget options (paid)

2012

National Bureau of Economic Research.  Conducted economic research; served as associate director of retirement research center and disability research center (paid).

Sandler Foundation.  Consulted on equitable growth initiative (paid).

Obama for America.  Senior economic adviser (unpaid).

Contact

Phone: 617-495-8518
Office: 79 John F. Kennedy St. Taubman Bldg 318
Assistant: Abigail Bliss

Faculty Expertise

Welfare
Inner City
Social Security Administration
Taxation

HKS Affiliations

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