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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.

    http://dmarron.com/

    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 ...

    Should Governments Tax Products That Are Fun But Harmful?
    Tue, Nov 10, 2:12 PM ET, by Donald Marron

    Should you face an extra tax if you drink soda? Eat potato chips? Uncork some ...

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