Self Directed Investor Inc
SDI: "Empowering investors with ideas and education"
Symbol Lookup »  
Donald Marron is an economist in the Washington, DC area. He currently speaks, writes, and consults about economic, budget, and financial issues.

From 2002 to early 2009, he served in various senior positions in the White House and Congress including:

  • Member of the Presidentís Council of Economic Advisers (CEA)   
  • Acting Director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO)   
  • Executive Director of Congressís Joint Economic Committee (JEC)

    Before his government service, he had a varied career as a professor, consultant, and entrepreneur. In the mid-1990s, he taught economics and finance at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He then spent about a year-and-a-half managing large antitrust cases (e.g., Pepsi vs. Coke) at Charles River Associates in Washington, DC. After that, he took the plunge into the world of new ventures, serving as Chief Financial Officer of a health care software start-up in Austin, TX.

    He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his B.A. in Mathematics a couple miles down the road at Harvard.

    Recent articles:

    Britain Builds a Better Soda Tax
    Tue, Mar 22, 4:12 PM ET, by Donald Marron

    Britain will soon tax sugary drinks. Whether you love that idea or hate it, youve ...

    Budgeting for Federal Lending Programs Is Still a Mess
    Wed, Mar 2, 1:52 PM ET, by Donald Marron

    On Monday, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) defended the current method for budgeting for federal ...

    How Should We Use the Revenue from Taxing Carbon?
    Tue, Feb 23, 4:52 PM ET, by Donald Marron

    Adele Morris co-authored this post. A US carbon tax could raise $1 trillion or more ...

    Happy 70th Anniversary to the Council of Economic Advisers
    Tue, Feb 16, 7:12 PM ET, by Donald Marron

    The Council of Economic Advisers celebrates its 70th anniversary this week. You can read a ...

    What Should We Do with the Money from Taxing “Bads”?
    Fri, Jan 29, 1:13 PM ET, by Donald Marron

    What do indoor tanning, shopping bags, junk food, alcoholic beverages, tobacco, "gas guzzling" cars, ozone-depleting ...


    Donald Marron Bio | Self Directed Investor | Copyright © 2008 - 2017, All Rights Reserved

    Any ideas and opinions presented in Self Directed Investor content are for informational and educational purposes only, and do not reflect the opinions of BNK Invest, Inc. or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries or partners. In no way should any content contained herein be interpreted to represent trading or investment advice. None of the information contained herein constitutes a recommendation that any particular security, portfolio, transaction, or investment strategy is suitable for any specific person. All site visitors agree that under no circumstances will BNK Invest, Inc,. its subsidiaries, partners, officers, employees, affiliates, or agents be held liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information obtained. Read Full Disclaimer.

    SDI is associated with: -- a subscription-based online social networking forum of serious individual investors. | -- videos appearing on SDI are produced by Market News Video. | -- stock quote content appearing on SDI is at least 20 minutes delayed and is powered by Ticker Technologies. | -- Edited by Scott V. Nystrom, PhD, Gold Stock Strategist provides analysis on gold mining companies.