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Jim Stock - Member - White House Council of Economic Advisers

James H. Stock is a member of the Council of Economic Advisers and is responsible for offering the President objective advice on the formulation of economic policy.  Stock was previously the Chief Economist for the Council of Economic Advisers.  He is on leave from Harvard University where he is the Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy in the Department of Economics, with a dual appointment in the Harvard Kennedy School.  Dr. Stock served as Chair of the Harvard Economics Department from 2006 to 2009 and has been a professor at Harvard continuously since 1983, with the exception of a two-year appointment at UC Berkeley from 1990 to 1991. 

His research focuses on macroeconomic forecasting, monetary policy, and econometric methods for the analysis of economic time series data.  Dr. Stock is a coauthor of a leading introductory econometrics textbook and has been a member of various professional boards, including the Academic Advisory Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the National Bureau of Economic Research Business Cycle Dating Committee. 

He received a B.S. from Yale University and an M.A. in statistics and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.