Bachelor in Economics, Yale University, 1991. Master of Arts in Economics, Yale University, 1991. Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995.
Assistant professor economics Booth Business School, University Chicago, 1995—1999, associate professor, 1999—2001, professor, 2001—2005, Robert P. Gwinn professor economics, 2005—2009. Member Council Economic Advisers, Executive Office of the President, Washington, since 2009, chairman, since 2010. Member Macroeconomic Taskforce for Polish Economic Restructuring, Warsaw, 1990.
Special consultant for internet policy Antitrust Division United States Department Justice, Washington, 2000—2001. Member United States Census Advisory Committee, Washington, 2001—2006. Member advisory panel Congressional Budget Office, since 2007.
Senior economic advisory Barack Obama's Presidential Campaign, 2008. Staff director, chief economist President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board, Washington, since 2009.
Member of American Economic Association.
Married Robin Eve Winters. Children: Addison, Emmett children: Aden.