Alice M. Rivlin
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Alice Rivlin is a visiting professor of public policy at Georgetown University and a senior fellow in the economic studies program at the Brookings Institution.

Rivlin served as director of the Office of Management and Budget in the first Clinton Administration and as vice chair of the Federal Reserve Board. She also chaired the District of Columbia Financial Control Board. Rivlin was the founding director of the Congressional Budget Office and previously served as an assistant secretary in the former U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.

In 2010, President Obama appointed Rivlin to the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. She also co-chaired, with former U.S. Senator Pete Domenici, the Bipartisan Policy Center's Debt Reduction Task Force.

Rivlin received a MacArthur Foundation Prize fellowship in 1983 and the Moynihan Prize in 2008. She taught at Harvard's Kennedy School, George Mason University, and the New School Universities, and she has served as director of several major corporations and as president of the American Economic Association. Rivlin contributes frequently to newspapers, television, and radio. She has authored several books and numerous articles on the federal budget, federalism, and social policy.

Rivlin was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Bloomington, Indiana. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College with a PhD in economics from Radcliffe College (Harvard University), she enjoys adventure travel and mountain hiking. Married to economist Sidney Winter, professor emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania, she has three grown children and four grandchildren.