Winter 2009

In Brief

Tyson to Advise Obama on Recovery


Professor Laura DíAndrea Tyson was appointed to the newly created Presidentís Economic Recovery Advisory Board that President Barack Obama created in early February. The advisory board is charged with overseeing the new economic stimulus package signed into law Feb. 17.

Tysonís previous experience advising the White House on economic policy includes chairing the National Economic Council from 1995 to 1996 and chairing the Presidentís Council of Economic Advisors from 1993 to 1995, both during the Clinton presidency. Last year she advised the Obama presidential campaign.

ďI am thrilled that Laura will have a chance to influence the economic policies of the nation at such a critical time,Ē says Dean Rich Lyons.

The 17-member Economic Recovery Advisory Board includes Chair Paul Volcker, former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank; several members from academia; and executives from a variety of companies and organizations, including General Electric, TIAA-CREF, and the AFL-CIO.

Tyson joined the Haas School faculty in 1990 and served as dean from 1998 to 2001. Tyson serves on the boards of directors of AT&T, Eastman Kodak, and Morgan Stanley.

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