Featured Alumni

  Gardner Ackley
PhD ‘40

Appointed to the President’s Council of Economic Advisers by President John F. Kennedy. In 1964 he is named chairman by Lyndon B. Johnson. Ackley was a member of the Economics faculty for 43 years. He also served as ambassador to Italy (1968-1969). In the 1970s Ackley served as a consultant to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, Council of Economic Advisers and the Secretary of the Treasury. He was also a member of the National Advisory Council on Social Security (1978-1980) and was president of the American Economic Association in 1982. Ackley was a member of the U-M faculty for 43 years.
Robert V. Roosa
PhD ‘42

Served as Undersecretary of the Treasury for Monetary Affairs (1961-1964) during which time he was responsible for the management of the country’s debt and for handling such problems as curbing the outflow of gold and dollars from the United States, as well as setting the interest rates for the offerings of Government securities. After his government service, he was a general partner of Brown Brothers Harriman & Company, a private bank in Wall Street, for 26 years.
Gail Wilensky
AB ’65 econ, PhD ‘68

Economist and Senior Fellow
Project Hope
Wilensky directed the Medicare and Medicaid programs (1990 – 1992) and served in the White House as a senior health and welfare adviser to President George H.W. Bush.
Peter Hooper
AM ’71 econ, PhD ‘75

Managing Director and Chief Economist Deutsche Bank Securities
Charles L. Betsey
AB ’68 econ, PhD ‘76

Interim Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Economics
Howard University
Co-Director of the Center on Race and Wealth funded by the Ford Foundation
James Andreoni
AM ’84 econ, PhD ‘86 

Professor of Economics
University of California, San Diego
Chih-Chin Ho
PhD ‘87

Dean of the College of Social Science
National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
Minister of Finance for the Republic of China (Taiwan) 2006-2008
Susanna Loeb
PhD ‘98

Professor of Education
Director of the Institute for Research on Education Policy and Practice (IREPP)
Stanford University
Co-director of Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE)
Marc Melitz
MA ‘97econ, PhD ‘00

Professor of Economics
Harvard University