COUNCIL OF ECONOMIC ADVISORS: Records, 1981-1989 – REAGAN LIBRARY COLLECTIONS

 

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COUNCIL OF ECONOMIC ADVISORS: Records, 1981-1989

 

The Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) was established by the Employment Act of 1946. This Act, reorganization Plan No. 9 (1953) and the amendments to the Employment Act contained in the Full Employment and Balanced Growth Act of 1978 (the Humphrey-Hawkins Act) are the basic governing statures for the CEA. It is part of the Executive Office of the President and is not considered a federal agency. The CEA’s sole function is to advise and assist the President. In addition, the CEA is charged with assisting the President in the preparation of the Economic Report of the President.

 

The CEA is made up of three Members appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Senate Banking Committee has jurisdiction for the confirmation process for the Members.

 

One of the Members is nominated and confirmed as Chairman. The Council is not “collegial” in nature nor makes decisions as a group. All work assignments and advice/recommendations to the President are made by the Chairman.

 

The Council has a professional staff including a Special Assistant to the Chairman, a Senior Statistician and staff economists hired as “experts.”

 

During the Reagan Administration the following individuals were the Chairman of the Economic Advisers:

 

Murray Weidenbaum,1981-1982

Martin Feldstein, 1982-1983

Beryl Sprinkel, 1985-1989

 

Members of the Council were:

 

James Jordan, 1981-1982

William Niskanen, 1981-1984 (Acting Chairman, 1983-1984)

William Poole, 1982-1984

Thomas Moore, 1985-1988

Michael Mussa, 1986-1988

 

Special Assistants to the Chairman:

James Burnham, 1981-1982

Geoffrey Carliner, 1982-1984

Margot Machel, 1985-1988 – (Ms. Machel does not have a collection, but has material throughout the Beryl Sprinkel collection and has a separate series within this collection)

 

For information about the staff economists for the Council, please see the Council of Economic Advisers: Staff Economists files.

 

This collection is arranged into four series.  The series are: SERIES I: Controlled Correspondence; SERIES II: Economic Report of the President; SERIES III: Personnel; and SERIES IV: Subject File

 

This collection contains limited material on the Economic Report of the President (1987-1989 only).  Further drafts and edits of the Economic Report may be found in the SP (Speeches) subject category of the White House Office of Records Management Subject File.

 

          SERIES I:  CONTROLLED CORRESPONDENCE 1982-1983

          OA 10240

          Controlled Correspondence #1 1982

          Controlled Correspondence #2 1982

          Controlled Correspondence #3 1982

          Controlled Correspondence #4 1982

          Controlled Correspondence #1 1983

          Controlled Correspondence #2 1983

         

          SERIES II:  ECONOMIC RFEPORT OF THE PRESIDENT

          OA 10240 (Continued)

          Economic Report 1987 - International Chapter (Binder)

          Economic Report 1987 - Chapter 7 - Women in the Labor Force - Ed Gullason’s Fact

                   Check Book (Binder)

          Economic Report 1988 - Chapter 1 - Lesley Cameron

         

          OA 18422

          1989 Economic Report of the President – Publication

          Economic Report 1989 - Chapter 1 (Binder)

          Economic Report 1989 - Chapter 3 (Binder)

          Economic Report 1989 - Chapter 7

          Economic Report 1989 - Chapter 2 - Fact Check Book #1 (Binder)

          Economic Report 1989 - Chapter 2 - Fact Check Book #2 (Binder)

          Economic Report 1989 - Chapter 2 - Fact Check Book #3 (Binder)

          1989 Economic Report of the President – Proof, Edits and Comments – Chapter 1 –

                   Markets, Stability and Economic Growth (606252) (1)(2)

          1989 Economic Report of the President – Proof, Edits and Comments – Chapter 2 –

                   Fiscal Policy and Economic Expansion (606250) (1)(2)

         

          OA 18423

          1989 Economic Report of the President – Proof, Edits and Comments – Chapter 3 –

                   Growth and Integration in a World Economy (606255) (1)(2)

          1989 Economic Report of the President – Proof, Edits and Comments – Chapter 4 –

                   World Trade and Economic Growth (606246) (1)-(3)

          1989 Economic Report of the President – Proof, Edits and Comments – Chapter 5 –

                   Rethinking Regulation (606253) (1)(2)

          1989 Economic Report of the President – Proof, Edits and Comments – Chapter 6 –

                   Science, Technology and the U.S. Economy (606251, 606252) (1)(2)

         

          OA 18423A

          1989 Economic Report of the President – Proof, Edits and Comments – Chapter 7 – The

                   U.S. Economy in the 1980’s and Beyond (606252, 606254) (1)(2)

          1989 Economic Report of the President – Proof, Edits and Comments – President’s

                   Message (606341)

         

          SERIES III:  PERSONNEL

          OA 18423A (Continued)

          Burnham, Ciara A

          Burnham, James B

          Byrne, Patricia

          Carliner, Geoffrey O.

          Carlson, Audrey L.

          Cochrane, John H.

          Cralle, Elizabeth A.

          Dobson, William

          Earle, John S.

          Eisner, Robert

          Feldstein, Martin S.

          Filoppello, Nicholas A.

          Frankel, Jeffrey A.

          Fratianni, Michele

          Frisch, Daniel J.

          Froot, Kenneth

          Gandolfi, Arthur E.

          Gilligan, Thomas W.

          Gomez-Ibanez, Jose A.

          Goodfriend, Marvin S.

          Greenspun, Suzanne G.

          Grundfest, Joseph A.

          Halpert, Stephen K.

          Hanke, Steven H.

          Haraf, William S.

          Hemel, Eric I.

          Henderson, David

          Henley, Joseph L.

          Hillberg. Ann Marie

          Holen, Arlene S.

          Hughes-Cromwick, Ellen L.

          Ifshin, Gail G.

          Irving, Susan J.

          Jensen, Elizabeth

          Jones, Randall S.

          Keeley, Terrence

          Kleit, Andrew N.

          Kniesner, Thomas J.

          Koromzay, Val L.

          Koromzay, Val L.: Koromzay, Val L. (Salary Info)

          Korytkowski, Henry

          Kosters, Marvin H.

          Kotlikoff, Laurance J.

          Krugman, Paul R.

          Kwerel, Evan R.

          Lafakis, Bessie M.

          Lee, Patricia A.

          Leone, Robert A.

          Lindsey, Lawrence B.

          Lindsey, Susan A.

         

          OA 18423B

          Mankiw, N. Gregory

          McCaleb, Thomas S,

          McClain, David S.

          McKee, Michael J.

          McNees, Stephan K.

          Meyer, Robert H.

          Milberg, William S.

          Miller, Deborah D.

          Munro, David C.

          Myers, Andrew

          Navratil, John F.

          Nelson, Glenn L.

          Nelson, Susan

          O’Connel, Stephan A.

          Parkman, Allen

          Poole, William

          Psalmonds, Michael

          Quick, Perry D.

          Reid, Ernestine

          Reitman, David S.

          Roberts, Dan C.

          Rubin, Paul H.

          Rumbaugh, Thomas R.

          Sachse, Elinor Y.

          Schorin, Charles N.

          Severn, Barbara L.

          Slemrod, Joel B.

          Smith, James F.

          Strenio, Andrew J.

          Sturniolo, Lillie M.

          Summers, Lawrence H.

          Thompson, Pauline H.

          Throop, Adrian W.

          Turner, Robert

          Utgoff, Kathleen P.

          Vavares, Chris P.

          Warne, F. Katherine

          Weidenbaum, Murray L.

          Zycher, Benjamin

         

          SERIES IV:  SUBJECT FILE

          OA 18423B (Continued)

          CEA Files - "Schedule C Inventory"

          Classified Information, Unauthorized Disclosure of - 08/30/1983

          Council of Economic Advisors by Roger Porter - September 1988

          Economic Indicators 1980 Supplement (Kaminski)

          Economic Policy Advisory Board - Press Release

          Economic Report Style - 11/18/1987

          Indexing Federal Program Report - January 1981

          Legal Requirements Reference (Binder)

          Mid-Session Review of1982 Budget 07/15/1981

          Mid-Session Review of 1983 Budget 07/30/1982

          OMB Directive #3 - Federal Register 09/25/1985

          Program for Economic Recovery- 02/18/1981

          Program for Economic Recovery- 02/18/1981- Summary Fact Sheet

          Record Breaking Peacetime Expansion - A Summary of Economic Accomplishments –

                   09/28/1988

          Reference Book [Secretarial] (Binder)

          Travel Issues