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Christina Romer

Christina Romer
Personal data
Date of birthDecember 25, 1958(age 57)
Place of birthAlton, Illinois
Political partyDemocratic Party
SpouseDavid Romer
Children3
Alma materCollege of William and Mary
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
25th Chairperson of the Council of Economic Advisers
In officeJanuary 28, 2009 - September 3, 2010
PresidentBarack Obama
Succeeded byAustan Goolsbee
Preceded byEdward Lazear

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Christina D. Romer (née Duckworth; born December 25, 1958) is the Class of 1957 Garff B. Wilson Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley and a former Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers in the Obama administration. She resigned from her role on the Council of Economic Advisers on September 3, 2010.

After her nomination and before the Obama administration took office, Romer worked with economist Jared Bernstein to co-author the administration's plan for recovery from the 2008 recession. In a January 2009 video presentation, she discussed details of the job creation package that the Obama administration submitted to Congress.


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