Doug Holtz-EakinEconomic and Fiscal Policy Expert
Dr. Doug Holtz-Eakin, the former director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office and the former chief economist of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, is one of the nation’s top economists. He has served at the highest levels of government and is well-known on Capitol Hill and in Washington’s top think tanks. Having been involved in policy, politics, academia, and government, he is unique in his diverse, multifaceted economic background and offers audiences a 360-degree view of the economy. A distinguished economic advisor, academic, and strategist, he is skilled at forecasting policy changes on the horizon and recommending sound strategies for mitigating risk to your industry.
Holtz-Eakin is the current president of the American Action Forum policy institute, the founder of the health care think tank Center for Health and Economy, and a former commissioner on the congressionally-chartered Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. He was also formerly the chief economist of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, where he helped to formulate policies addressing the 2000–2001 recession and the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
From 2003–2005, he served as the director of the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, where he provided budgetary and policy analysis to the U.S. Congress. During his tenure, CBO assisted Congress as they addressed numerous policies, notably the 2003 tax cuts, the Medicare prescription drug bill, and Social Security reform. During 2007 and 2008, he was director of domestic and economic policy for the John McCain presidential campaign. Following the 2008 election, Dr. Holtz-Eakin was the president of DHE Consulting, an economic and policy consulting firm providing insight and research to a broad cross-section of clients.