Faculty Member In:
William G. Karnes Professor of Finance
Director of the Center for Business and Public Policy at the University of Illinois’ College of Business
Public Pension Policy
Taxes & Tax Policy
Jeffrey R. Brown is a Professor at IGPA as well as the William G. Karnes Professor of Finance and Director of the Center for Business and Public Policy at the University of Illinois’ College of Business. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, where he also serves as Associate Director of the NBER Retirement Research Center and as Editor of the Tax Policy and the Economy series.
Dr. Brown earned his B.A. from Miami University (Ohio), his M.P.P. from Harvard University, and his Ph.D. in economics from MIT. Dr. Brown has previously served on the faculty at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, as a Senior Economist with the White House Council of Economic Advisers, and as an economist for the President’s Commission to Strengthen Social Security. In 2006, he was nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a Member of the Social Security Advisory Board, a position in which he served through September 2008. He also serves as a Trustee for TIAA, and on the Board for the American Risk and Insurance Association.