, Pennsylvania , United States
|| March 04, 1931
|Died||May 14, 2019
May 15, 2019 11:33am
|Info||Alice Mitchell Rivlin (born March 4, 1931 in Philadelphia) is an economist and expert on the American budget. |
She earned a B.A. at Bryn Mawr College in 1952 and a Ph.D. from Radcliffe College in 1958. She has been affiliated several time with the Brookings Institution, including stints from 1957-66, 1969-1975, 1983-1993, and 1999-present.
She was appointed by President Johnson as Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare 1966-68. In 1971 she authored Systematic Thinking for Social Action.
She was the first Director of the newly established Congressional Budget Office during 1975-1983, where she was a persistent and vociferous critic of Reaganomics as head of the CBO. In 1983, she won a MacArthur Foundation "genius" award.
Under President Clinton, she served as the Deputy Director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget from 1993-1994, Director of OMB 1994-1996, and a Governor of the Federal Reserve from 1996-1999. She was also Chairman of Financial Assistance and Management Authority 1998-2001.