Trump Names Cornell Professor Final Member on Council of Economic Advisors

President Donald Trump named Richard Burkhauser, an economist who is professor emeritus of policy analysis at Cornell University, as the final member of his Council of Economic Advisers.

Richard V. Burkhauser joined PAM in 1998. In 2012 he began a joint appointment as a Professorial Research Fellow at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research (University of Melbourne).  He spent January through June at the University of Melbourne and July through December at Cornell University through 2015.  In 2016 he spent part of the year at the University of Melbourne, part at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, and part at Cornell. His professional career has focused on how public policies affect the economic behavior and well-being of vulnerable populations, e.g., older persons, people with disabilities, low-skilled workers as well as how levels and trends in income and income inequality have changed in the USA and other countries. He is now at the LBJ School at the University of Texas and will return to Melbourne in March and April 2017.