Edward P. Lazear
Confirmed by the Senate on February 17, 2006, and sworn in as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers on February 27, 2006. Previously, he was a member of President Bush's Advisory Panel on Tax Reform.
He is on a leave of absence from Stanford University, where he is the Jack Steele Parker Professor of Human Resources Management and Economics and the Morris Arnold Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. Lazear has developed research and ideas that have become the seminal work in the area of "personnel economics," a field that marries economics and statistics to organizational behavior. He has written or edited nine books and has been honored with many academic prizes and awards. Lazear recently was a member of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's Council of Economic Advisers and had advised many governments throughout the world including Russia, Romania, Republic of Georgia, and Ukraine.