Peter Orszag

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Peter Orszag is Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Obama administration, a professional economist who came from the Congressional Budget Office, where he was Director from January 2007 to December 2008.

In previous government service, Orszag served as Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and as a staff economist and then Senior Advisor and Senior Economist at the President's Council of Economic Advisers. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies of Sciences.

Orszag was the Joseph A. Pechman Senior Fellow and Deputy Director of Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution. While at Brookings, he also served as Director of The Hamilton Project; Director of the Retirement Security Project; and Co-Director of the Tax Policy Center, a joint venture with the Urban Institute.


  • Undergraduate work, summa cum laude, economics, Princeton University
  • Ph.D. in economics, London School of Economics, as a Marshall scholar. Dr. Orszag is a