Alice Rivlin: A career spent making better public policy

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“I was always interested in doing good policy analysis, and improving the policy process,” says Alice M. Rivlin in this interview about her career in public policy and contributions to making the policy process better. She is a senior fellow in Economic Studies and the Center for Health Policy at Brookings, and one of the nation’s, and this Institution’s, most important public policy leaders.

Among Rivlin’s many important roles, she served as director of the Office Management and Budget (OMB) in the first Clinton Administration and as vice chair of the Federal Reserve Board. She was the founding director of the Congressional Budget Office starting in 1975 and served as chair of the District of Columbia Financial Management and Assistance Authority. Rivlin first came to the Brookings Institution as a research fellow in 1957.

Also in this episode, Senior Fellow David Wessel examines the impacts of an aging population on the U.S. economy, and how immigration contributes to economic vitality.

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