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Linda J. Bilmes
Daniel Patrick Moynihan Senior Lecturer in Public Policy

Bilmes’s research focuses on US budgeting and public administration, particularly on the costs of war, veterans' affairs, the civil service, and municipal finance. She also leads a program to assist local communities in public finance and operations, using teams of student volunteers. Bilmes served as assistant secretary and chief financial officer of the US Department of Commerce under President Bill Clinton. She currently serves on the US National Park System Advisory Board and the US Department of Labor Veterans Employment and Training Advisory Board as well as on several private and nonprofit boards. She is the recipient of the 2008 Speaking Truth to Power Award by the American Friends Service Committee. Bilmes previously worked in London, Madrid, and Moscow with the Boston Consulting Group. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. VIEW FULL BIO