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Chinn named to Congressional Budget Office panel

June 28, 2011 By Stacy Forster


International finance expert and University of Wisconsin–Madison professor of public affairs and economics Menzie Chinn has been appointed to a two-year term on the Congressional Budget Office’s Panel of Economic Advisors.

The panel reviews and comments on the Congressional Budget Office’s preliminary forecasts of the economy and provides advice to further the reliability, professional quality and transparency of the office’s work.

The Congressional Budget Office’s mandate is to give Congress objective, nonpartisan and timely analyses to aid in economic and budgetary decisions on the wide array of programs covered by the federal budget and the information and estimates the congressional budget process requires.

As a panel member, Chinn, a faculty member in the La Follette School of Public Affairs, will participate in discussions of the office’s forecasts and analyses of current economic issues, and make presentations on his subjects of expertise.