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Former CBO Director Elmendorf Advocates Raising Federal Taxes
October 1, 2018

Dean Douglas Elmendorf discusses the U.S. budget battle and economic outlook with Bloomberg.

Douglas W. Elmendorf named to Abt Associates' board of directors
July 12, 2018

Dean Douglas Elmendorf has been elected to the board of directors of Abt Associates.

HKS receives $2.5 million for economic inequality research
March 27, 2018

Dean Douglas Elmendorf is quoted in a Harvard Crimson article reporting on a new $2.5 million gift from the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation to fund research and programming at the Kennedy School on inequality and wealth concentration.

The post-World War II order is under assault from the powers that built it
March 27, 2018

Dean Douglas Elmendorf is quoted in a New York Times article discussing how uneven economic benefits have contributed to the current backlash against the liberal democratic order.

The math in Trump’s infrastructure plan is off by 98 percent, UPenn economists say
February 23, 2018

Dean Douglas Elmendorf is quoted in a Washington Post article discussing the merits of a new Wharton study focused on the financial impact of the White House infrastructure plan. 

Spending deals signal end of unpopular Obamacare cost checks
February 19, 2018

Dean Douglas Elmendorf says Americans should be getting more value out of their health spending.

Trump’s big infrastructure plan has a lot of detail on everything but how to pay for it
February 11, 2018

Dean Douglas Elmendorf says raising the gas tax would be a terrific way to finance additional infrastructure spending.

Restoring trust in leadership
January 29, 2018

Dean Douglas Elmendorf and Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria share their vision of principled leadership and how it can restore trust in businesses, governments, and civic institutions around the world. 

Dean Douglas Elmendorf and Professor David Gergen discuss the unique role played by HKS in Facebook Live broadcast from Davos
January 25, 2018
 

Dean Douglas Elmendorf says budget agreement just buys time
Bloomberg News, December 8, 2017

Dean Douglas Elmendorf sees muted effect from tax bill
Bloomberg News, November 17, 2017


Fear of federal debt has faded, but risks remain
The New York Times, October 4, 2017

Dean Douglas Elmendorf is interviewed about increased federal borrowing and changing interest rates.

How to fix the federal debt: Budget analysts say it’s only politics that stand in the way
The Washington Times, September 28, 2017

Dean Douglas Elmendorf responds to federal debt proposals and the discusses the effect of health care on government spending.

Talking to a former director of the CBO
New York Magazine's Daily Intelligencer, July 21, 2017

Dean Douglas Elmendorf is interviewed about the role of the Congressional Budget Office in providing unbiased analyses of proposed GOP health care legislation.

Former CBO directors confront assaults on agency
Roll Call, July 21, 2017

Roll Call reports on a letter sent by all eight former Congressional Budget Office directors, including Dean Douglas Elmendorf, protesting ongoing attacks on the agency’s integrity and urging that Congress continue to rely on CBO estimates.

Bloomberg Philanthropies and Harvard launch first-ever executive leadership program for mayors and city leaders
Bloomberg Philanthropies, July 18, 2017

Dean Douglas Elmendorf is interviewed about the new Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, which hosted its first meeting of city mayors in July.

"Repeal and delay": McConnell's new, risky health care plan, delayed
Vox, July 18, 2017

Dean Douglas Elmendorf comments on the latest GOP plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, without offering an immediate replacement.

Dean Douglas Elmendorf is interviewed on Bloomberg News
July 13, 2017

The dean explains the process used for scoring a federal budget and offers his outlook on U.S. economic growth.

How the GOP would cut billions more from Medicaid with a single letter
Washington Post, June 22, 2017

Dean Douglas Elmendorf provides perspective on the GOP health care bill.

CBO head, who prizes nonpartisanship, finds work under GOP attack
New York Times, June 19, 2017

Dean Douglas Elmendorf comments on reports that the Congressional Budget Office has been criticized for being politically partisan by the White House budget director. 

The Republican health care debacle
Foreign Affairs, May 24, 2017

In this commentary, Dean Douglas Elmendorf argues that "the development and passage of the AHCA is a case study in how not to make public policy."

Republicans disregarded the CBO, but it won't be ignored
The New York Times, May 5, 2017

Dean Elmendorf comments on the impact of proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act.

The GOP just voted to undo Obamacare without knowing how many people would lose health insurance
Washington Post, May 4, 2017

In a Washington Post article, Dean Douglas Elmendorf is quoted on the decision by Congressional leaders to vote on the latest health care reform plan prior to scoring by the Congressional Budget Office.

"It's a terrible mistake" to vote on health care bill without a CBO score, former director says
PRI Marketplace, May 4, 2017

Dean Douglas Elmendorf discusses the decision to put the GOP health care bill up for a vote in the House, prior to scoring by the Congressional Budget Office.

Trump, in new tax plan, promises to do what Reagan couldn't
Washington Post, April 26, 2017

Dean Douglas Elmendorf provides his perspective on President Trump's proposed tax plan, which promises an annual growth rate of three percent.

Interview with Bloomberg Surveillance podcast
March 17, 2017

Dean Douglas Elmendorf discusses President Trump's proposed budget, and the challenges facing its passage in Congress.

Bloomberg News interviews Dean Douglas Elmendorf on the Trump Administration's proposed budget plan.
Bloomberg, March 17, 2017

CNN interviews Dean Douglas Elmendorf on allegations that the Obama administration "manipulated" job numbers.
CNN, March 13, 2017

Obamacare was supposed to ruin the economy, but it hasn’t, and that’s a problem for Trump and the GOP 
Washington Post, March 16, 2017
Dean Douglas Elmendorf weighs in on the economic effects of Obamacare.

The lessons of Obamacare
Vox, March 15, 2017
Dean Elmendorf reflects on the lessons learned through the process of developing the Affordable Care Act.

The Congressional Budget Office, explained
Vox, March 13, 2017
Dean Douglas Elmendorf explains the function of the Congressional Budget Office in producing objective policy analysis.

Budget referee caught in Obamacare crossfire
The Hill, March 9, 2017

Dean Douglas Elmendorf discusses the important role played by the Congressional Budget Office in estimating the potential economic impacts of Congressional legislation.

Sean Spicer is trying to discredit Congress's nonpartisan source of health-care numbers
Washington Post, March 8, 2017

Dean Douglas Elmendorf responds to critique of the Congressional Budget Office's initial estimates for the Affordable Care Act.

White House trade advisor: Deficit undermines US security
Associated Press, March 6, 2017

Dean Douglas Elmendorf is quoted discussing the Trump administration's economic plans.

Trump to Seek $54 billion increase in military spending
New York Times, February 27, 2017

Dean Douglas Elmendorf discusses President Trump's proposed budget plan.

Repeal and delay—the Republicans' plan to end Obamacare—explained
Vox, January 6, 2017

Dean Douglas Elmendorf is quoted discussing the challenges for Congressional Republicans as they threaten to appeal the Affordable Care Act.

Schelling, "founding father" of the Kennedy School, dies at 95 
Harvard Crimson, December 17, 2016

Dean Douglas Elmendorf discusses the death of Tom Schelling, considered one of the "founding fathers" of the Kennedy School.

Kennedy School Campaign reaches $570 million, surpasses goal
Harvard Crimson, December 14, 2016

Dean Douglas Elmendorf comments on the tremendous success of Harvard Kennedy School's capital campaign.

Bannon invited to Harvard conference, campus free-speech debate ensues 
Christian Science Monitor, December 2, 2016

Dean Douglas Elmendorf discusses the 2016 Campaign Managers Conference, sponsored by the Kennedy School's Institute of Politics.

Bannon won’t be attending Harvard event after all
The Boston Globe, November 29, 2016

Dean Douglas Elmendorf's welcome remarks at the 2016 Campaign Managers Conference are quoted in this article.

How the White House could justify a debt-driven Keynesian stimulus
Bloomberg News, November 17, 2016

Dean Douglas Elmendorf discusses the potential for the use of economic stimulus by the Trump administration.

Is the federal budget deficit an urgent problem?
Wall Street Journal, October 20, 2016

A paper co-authored by Dean Douglas Elmendorf is quoted in this article about the federal budget deficit.

Fiscal constraints await the next president
Wall Street Journal, September 25, 2016

Dean Douglas Elmendorf is quoted discussing the fiscal challenges facing the next president.
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A moral conscience for economics
Harvard Magazine, September/October 2016

Dean Douglas Elmendorf discusses the role of economics in improving people's lives.

Why ultralow rates won't be a government-debt cure-all
Wall Street Journal, July 25, 2016

Dean Douglas Elmendorf is quoted in an article about interest rates, federal debt and economic growth.

Harvard remembers Howard Raiffa
Harvard Gazette, July 11, 2016

Dean Douglas Elmendorf honors the legacy of Howard Raiffa, one of the founding fathers of the Kennedy School.

On the structural reform challenges for Medicare and Social Security
Associated Press, June 23, 2016

Dean Douglas Elmendorf comments on the difficulties of reforming Medicare and Social Security entitlement formulas.

Tough questions for Janet Yellen
MarketWatch, June 21, 2016

Dean Douglas Elmendorf is quoted in a MarketWatch article discussing the difficult questions on the economy Fed chair Janet Yellen will face in two days of upcoming Congressional testimony.

Television Interview
Dean Douglas Elmendorf weighs in on the U.S. economy, fiscal policy and the budget deficit. He speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance."

A new dean debuts
Harvard Gazette, June 11, 2015

Douglas Elmendorf is named dean of Harvard Kennedy School.

Douglas Elmendorf, former CBO director, named dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School
The Wall Street Journal, June 11, 2015

Douglas Elmendorf is named dean of Harvard Kennedy School.

Former CBO chief Doug Elmendorf named Harvard Kennedy School dean
Politico, June 11, 2015 

Douglas Elmendorf is named dean of Harvard Kennedy School.