Douglas J. Elliott            

Dr. Holtz-Eakin is the Director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and the Paul A. Volcker Chair in International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations. He most recently served as the sixth Director of the Congressional Budget Office, a position he held since February 2003. Dr. Holtz-Eakin previously served for 18 months as Chief Economist for the President's Council of Economic Advisers, where he also served as Senior Staff Economist in 1989 and 1990. Prior to that, Dr. Holtz-Eakin served as CBO's representative on the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board.


Dr. Holtz-Eakin previously served as a Trustee Professor of Economics at the Maxwell School , Syracuse University . At the Maxwell School , he served as Chairman of the Department of Economics and Associate Director of the Center for Policy Research. He also has served as editor of the National Tax Journal , associate editor of the Journal of Human Resources , and as a member of the editorial board for Public Budgeting & Finance, Economics and Politics , Journal of Sports Economics , Regional Science and Urban Economics , and Public Works Management and Policy .


Dr. Holtz-Eakin has a long-standing and broad interest in the economics of public policy. He has studied the role of federal taxes in home ownership, the contribution of inventories to the business cycle, and a wide variety of topics in state and local government finance. Recently, his research has centered on the economics of fundamental tax reform, productivity effects of public infrastructure; income mobility in the United States; and the role of families, capital markets, health insurance and tax policy in the start-up and survival of entrepreneurial ventures.