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Martin S. Feldstein

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Martin S. Feldstein was appointed September 5, 2006, by President George W. Bush to be a Member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board.

Feldstein, believed to be a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, is president of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He serves on advisory boards at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Boston and at the Congressional Budget Office. He is also on the board of the Group of 30.

"Martin Feldstein is the George F. Baker Professor of Economics at Harvard University and President and CEO of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is also President of the American Economic Association for the year 2004. From 1982 through 1984, Martin Feldstein was Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and President Reagan's chief economic adviser.

"The National Bureau is a private, nonprofit research organization that has specialized for more than 80 years in producing nonpartisan studies of the American economy.

"Dr. Feldstein is a member of the American Philosophical Society, a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, a Fellow of the Econometric Society and a Fellow of the National Association of Business Economists. He is also a member of the Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Group of 30, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has received honorary doctorates from several universities and is an Honorary Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford. In 1977, he received the John Bates Clark Medal of the American Economic Association, a prize awarded every two years to the economist under the age of 40 who is judged to have made the greatest contribution to economic science. He is the author of more than 300 research articles in economics.

"Dr. Feldstein is a director of three corporations (American International Group; HCA; and Eli Lilly) and an economic adviser to several businesses in the United States and abroad. He is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal.

"Martin Feldstein is a graduate of Harvard College and Oxford University. He was born in New York City in 1939. His wife, Kathleen, is also an economist. The Feldsteins have two grown daughters." [1]

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  1. Bio at Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Govt., Harvard Univ.

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