Alice Rivlin
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Alice M. Rivlin

Former Brookings Expert

Alice M. Rivlin was a senior fellow for Economic Studies at Brookings, where she was a cherished colleague for more than sixty years.

She was a trailblazer in the field of economic policy and a civil servant of unparalleled devotion as the founder of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), Head of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve Board.

Rivlin also served as chair of the Commission on Budget and Financial Priorities and, appointed by President Bill Clinton, head of the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority, which delivered the city to financial stability.

In addition to her government service and years of scholarship at Brookings, she also taught at Harvard, Georgetown, George Mason, and The New School Universities, and served on the boards of directors of several corporations, and, notably, as president of the American Economic Association in 1986.

Read more about Rivlin’s achievements, browse a memorial reading list of her life’s work, and read tributes to Rivlin from friends, colleagues and the media.

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