Distinguished professor of economics who served as the Chair of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers.
She earned her Ph.D. from MIT and went on to become an assistant professor at Princeton University and a full professor at the University of California- Berkeley.
She conducted extensive economic research into the causes of The Great Depression.
She married fellow economist David Romer.
She recommended to President-Elect Barack Obama that he pass a stimulus package to help improve the economy, and in 2009 Obama took her advice.