Brigitte Madrian

Public Governor

Aetna Professor of Public Policy and Corporate Management, Harvard Kennedy School

Governor Since 2014

Committees: Regulatory Operations Oversight Committtee, Regulatory Policy Committee

Professional Experience

  • Aetna Professor of Public Policy and Corporate Management, Harvard Kennedy School (2006 – present)
  • Research Associate and Co-director of the Household Finance working group, National Bureau of Economic Research (2010 – present)
  • Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research (2002 – present)
  • Boettner Chair in Financial Gerontology and Professor of Business and Public Policy, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (2003 – 2006)
  • Associate Professor, University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business (1999 – 2003)
  • Assistant Professor, University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business (1995 – 1999)
  • Assistant Professor, Harvard University Economics Department (1993 – 1995)
  • Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research (1993 – 2001)
  • Bipartisan Policy Center Personal Savings Initiative (Commission member, 2014 – 2016)
  • Chair, Social Security Advisory Board 2011 Technical Panel on Assumptions and Methods (2010 – 2011)
  • American Economic Association Committee on Economic Education (2013 – 2015)
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Community Development Research Advisory Council (2012 – 2014)
  • Council for Economic Education National Standards for Personal Finance Review Committee (2011 – 2012)

Current Board Service and Affiliations

  • Co-director, NBER Working Group on Household Finance
  • Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA
  • Editor, Review of Economics and Statistics
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Academic Research Council
  • TIAA-CREF Institute Fellow
  • Commonwealth, Board of Directors
  • Vestigo Ventures, Advisory Board
  • DoubleNet, Pay Advisory Board
  • Tomorrow, Advisory Board
  • Guideline, Advisory Board

Education

  • Ph.D., Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • M.A., Economics, Brigham Young University
  • B.A., Economics, Brigham Young University