Member of White House Council of Economic Advisers Said to Leave

Carl Shapiro, one of three members of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, is leaving his position soon to return to teaching at the University of California at Berkeley, an administration official said.

Shapiro took a sabbatical to work at the White House for approximately three years and that period is coming to an end, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the departure hasn’t been announced.

Shapiro had been a member of Berkeley’s faculty since 1990, most recently as the Transamerica Professor of Business Strategy at the Haas School of Business and professor of economics, according to the university’s website.

He also served as deputy assistant attorney general for economics at the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice from 2009 to 2011, according to the website.

The job of the council, created by Congress in 1946, is to give the president objective analysis of domestic and international economic policy. The chairman is Alan Krueger, an economics professor from Princeton University. The other member is Katharine Abraham, who is on leave from the University of Maryland.

Selections for the council are subject to Senate confirmation.

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