THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Norfolk, Virginia) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release April 1, 1999
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES ROBERT Z. LAWRENCE TO BE A MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL OF ECONOMIC ADVISERS (CEA)
The President today announced his intent to nominate Dr. Robert Z. Lawrence to be a Member of the President's Council of Economic Advisers (CEA).
Dr. Lawrence of Massachusetts is on leave from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where he was the Albert L. Williams Professor of International Trade and Investment at the Center for Business and Government. He was also the New Century Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, the Editor of the Brookings Trade Forum and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Dr. Lawrence has published extensively in the field of international economics. Books he recently has written or co-authored include Globaphobia: Confronting Fears of Open Trade, Can America Compete? Saving Free Trade, A Vision for the World Economy and Single World, Divided Nations?
Dr. Lawrence holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University, an M.A. in International Relations from Yale University and a B.A. from the University of Witwatersrand.
The Council of Economic Advisors provides the President with economic analysis and advice on the development and implementation of a wide range of domestic and international economic policy issues. The Council is made up of a Chairman and two Members, who are all appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate.