Eileen Lynch | May 15, 2014 | Notre Dame College of Arts and Letters
Notre Dame Associate Professor Abigail Wozniak has been appointed to a one-year term as a senior economist on the Council of Economic Advisors (CEA), the board that advises President Barack Obama and his staff on domestic and international economic policy.
“It’s a chance to answer questions that people need answered,” said Wozniak, who will start at the White House in July. “I’m looking forward to being able to use the training that I have in a way that helps the public interest.”
The CEA’s mission is to provide unbiased advice to the president and his staff. “This was something that came about after the Great Depression and World War II to make sure the executive branch has the best advice for dealing with questions about the economy and policy making,” Wozniak said.