Wozniak to Serve in White House Advisory Post

June 03, 2014William Schmitt

IEI Fellow and Associate Professor of Economics Abigail Wozniak has been appointed to a senior economist post in the White House's Council of Economic Advisers.

The CEA, with which she will serve a one year term, is the board that advises President Barack Obama and his staff on domestic and international economic policy.

“It’s a chance to answer questions that people need answered,” said Wozniak, who will start at the White House in July. “I’m looking forward to being able to use the training that I have in a way that helps the public interest.”

The CEA’s mission is to provide unbiased advice to the president and his staff. “This was something that came about after the Great Depression and World War II to make sure the executive branch has the best advice for dealing with questions about the economy and policy making,” Wozniak said.