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Jeffrey Liebman
Malcolm Wiener Professor of Public Policy

Professor Liebman teaches courses in public sector economics and American economic policy. In his research, he studies tax and budget policy, social insurance, poverty, and income inequality. Liebman has twice served in the Executive Office of the President.  From 1998 to 1999, Liebman worked at the National Economic Council as special assistant to the president for economic policy, coordinating the Clinton administration’s Social Security reform technical working group. From 2009 to 2010, Liebman worked at the Office of Management and Budget, first as executive associate director and then as acting deputy director.  After returning to Harvard from OMB, Liebman established the HKS Social Impact Bond Technical Assistance Lab (SIB Lab), which conducts research on how governments can foster social innovation and improve the results they obtain with social spending.  A Harvard faculty member since 1996, Liebman received his BA from Yale University and his PhD in economics from Harvard University. VIEW FULL BIO