Cecilia Rouse
Published November 9, 2017
Updated April 13, 2021

Update: Cecilia Rouse is chair of President Biden’s Council of Economic Advisers.

Cecilia Rouse is a professor of economics and public affairs and the former dean of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Previously, she was the dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs at Princeton University. She served as a member of President Obama’s three-person Council of Economic Advisers, providing analysis and advice on economic policy issues.

Rouse’s work focuses mostly labor economics, particularly in education. She has written numerous papers on topics such as the economic benefits of attending community college, sex discrimination in symphony orchestras and the effect of student-loan debt on career choices of college graduates.

Expertise: Economics of education, public policy, economic policy, labor economics, domestic and international poverty

Location: Princeton, N.J. and Washington, D.C.

Email: rouse@princeton.edu

Phone: 609-258-4800

Executive Assistant Heather Evans
Email: heathere@princeton.edu
Phone: 609-258-3143

Heard on The Takeaway: Long-Term Unemployment Difficult to Change

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Need To Know: Cecilia Rouse on the dropout rate

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