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Cecilia Rouse
Cecilia Elena Rouse (/
/ ROWSS; born December 18, 1963) is an American economist currently serving as the 30th Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers. She is the first African American to hold this position.[2] Prior to this, she served as the dean of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.[3] Joe Biden nominated Rouse to be Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers in November 2020.[4] On March 2, 2021, Rouse was overwhelmingly confirmed by the Senate, 95–4.[5]
Cecilia Rouse

Rouse in 2010
30th Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers
Assumed office
March 12, 2021
PresidentJoe Biden
Preceded byTyler Goodspeed (Acting)
Dean of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs
In office
September 1, 2012 – January 4, 2021
Preceded byAnne Case (acting)
Succeeded byMark Watson (acting)
Member of the Council of Economic Advisers
In office
March 11, 2009 – February 28, 2011
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byDonald B. Marron Jr.
Succeeded byKatharine Abraham
Personal details
BornCecilia Elena Rouse
December 18, 1963 (age 57)
Walnut Creek, California, U.S.
Spouse(s)Ford Morrison
EducationHarvard University (BA, MA, PhD)
Academic career
InstitutionPrinceton University
Lawrence F. Katz
Claudia Goldin[1]
Early life and education
Rouse grew up in Del Mar, California and graduated from Torrey Pines High School in 1981.[6] She has two siblings: Forest Rouse, a physicist; and Carolyn Rouse, an anthropologist and professor at Princeton University. Her father Carl A. Rouse was a research physicist who received his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology in 1956. Her mother Lorraine worked as a school psychologist.[7]
Rouse received a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Harvard University in 1986 and a PhD in economics from Harvard University in 1992.[3][8]
After earning her doctorate, Rouse joined the faculty at Princeton University in 1992.[9]
Rouse served in the National Economic Council under President Bill Clinton from 1998 to 1999.[10]
Rouse served as a member of President Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers from 2009 to 2011.[10]
Rouse is the dean of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and the Lawrence and Shirley Katzman and Lewis and Anna Ernst Professor in the Economics of Education.[11] She is the founding director of the Princeton University Education Research Section, is a member of the National Academy of Education and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.[11] Her primary research interests are in labor economics[12] with a focus on the economics of education.[13] Rouse has served as an editor of the Journal of Labor Economics and as a senior editor of The Future of Children.[11] She is a member of the board of directors of MDRC, and a director of the T. Rowe Price Equity Mutual Funds and an advisory board member of the T. Rowe Price Fixed Income Mutual Funds.[11]
President Joe Biden nominated Rouse to become Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers.[14] She appeared before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on January 28, 2021.[15] The Senate confirmed her nomination by a vote of 95–4 on March 2; among the confirmed votes was Josh Hawley, who up until Rouse’s confirmation had voted against every cabinet nomination made by the Biden administration.[5]
Personal life
Rouse is married to Ford Morrison, the son of author Toni Morrison; they have two daughters.[16]
Selected publications
  1. ^ Amy Guan (May 25, 2011). "Cecilia Rouse: Economist". The Harvard Crimson.
  2. ^ Tankersley, Jim (March 2, 2021). "Senate confirms Cecilia Rouse as the first Black chair of White House economic council". The New York Times. Retrieved March 5, 2021.
  3. ^ a b Tankersley, Jim; Smialek, Jeanna (December 2, 2020). "Biden's New Top Economist Has a Longtime Focus on Workers". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved December 2, 2020.
  4. ^ "Economy Nominees and Appointees". President-Elect Joe Biden. November 30, 2020. Retrieved November 30, 2020.
  5. ^ a b Rogers, Alex (March 3, 2021). "Senate confirms Cecilia Rouse to be Biden's top economist". CNN. Retrieved March 2, 2021.
  6. ^ Associated Press (December 1, 2020). "Del Mar native nominated for post in Biden administration". Del Mar Times. Retrieved December 4, 2020.
  7. ^ Jennifer Greenstein Altmann (February 11, 2002). "Childhood curiosity sparks academic career for sisters". Princeton - Weekly Bulletin.
  8. ^ "Cecilia Rouse". Blavatnik School of Government. Retrieved December 2, 2020.
  9. ^ "Cecilia Rouse Joins Princeton Faculty".
  10. ^ a b "Former Members of the Council". Obama White House. Retrieved December 2, 2020.
  11. ^ a b c d "Dean Cecilia Rouse to be nominated chair of Council of Economic Advisers by President-Elect Biden". Princeton University. Retrieved February 6, 2021.
  12. ^ Davidson, Kate; Thomas, Ken (November 30, 2020). "Joe Biden Fills Out His Economic Team". The Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved December 2, 2020.
  13. ^ Siegel, Rachel (January 19, 2021). "Meet the economist charged with keeping Biden's promises to women and people of color". The Washington Post. Retrieved February 6, 2021.
  14. ^ Thomas, Ken (November 29, 2020). "WSJ News Exclusive | Biden to Name Rouse, Tanden to Economic Team". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved November 29, 2020.
  15. ^ "Nomination Hearing | United States Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs". www.banking.senate.gov​. Retrieved January 26, 2021.
  16. ^ "Cecilia Rouse named Wilson School dean". paw.princeton.edu. January 21, 2016.
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Political offices
Preceded by
Tyler Goodspeed
Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers
U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
Linda Thomas-Greenfield
as Ambassador to the United Nations
Order of precedence of the United States
as Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers
Succeeded by
Isabel Guzman
as Administrator of the Small Business Administration
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