Dr. Holtz-Eakin has a long and distinguished career of public service as an economic advisor to policy makers. As the former head of the CBO, he was Congress’s chief numbers cruncher, giving lawmakers objective and independent analyses of the fiscal effects of proposed laws. Dr. Holtz-Eakin also served for 18 months as Chief Economist for the President’s Council of Economic Advisors under President George W. Bush and for two years as Senior Staff Economist for President George H. W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisors. Dr. Holtz-Eakin has held academic appointments at Columbia and Princeton Universities and was Chairman and Trustee Professor of Economics and Associate Director of the Maxwell Center for Policy Research at Syracuse University. He was Director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and the Paul A. Volcker Chair in International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations.