Christina Romer looks to have rejected a position at the Federal Reserve in favor of remaining at the Council of Economic Advisors:
“I love my current job and I’m not going anywhere,” White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Romer said during a visit at the Wall Street Journal offices Friday.
On the shortlist:
- Janet Yellen (President, FRB San Francisco)
- Laurence Meyer (Former FRB Member)
- Alan Krueger (Princeton University)
- Jeremy Stein (Harvard University)
- Peter Diamond (MIT)
Even though I’m not pulling for him, my money is on Alan Krueger (at least from this shortlist) for Donald Kohn’s chair. Janet Yellen is also a front-runner…but she confuses me, so I hope she doesn’t get the vice chair position.