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:
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
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
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)
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)
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
SERIES III: PERSONNEL
OA 18423A (Continued)
Burnham, Ciara A
Burnham, James B
Carliner, Geoffrey O.
Carlson, Audrey L.
Cochrane, John H.
Cralle, Elizabeth A.
Earle, John S.
Feldstein, Martin S.
Filoppello, Nicholas A.
Frankel, Jeffrey A.
Frisch, Daniel J.
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.
Henley, Joseph L.
Hillberg. Ann Marie
Holen, Arlene S.
Hughes-Cromwick, Ellen L.
Ifshin, Gail G.
Irving, Susan J.
Jones, Randall S.
Kleit, Andrew N.
Kniesner, Thomas J.
Koromzay, Val L.
Koromzay, Val L.: Koromzay, Val L. (Salary Info)
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.
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.
Navratil, John F.
Nelson, Glenn L.
O’Connel, Stephan A.
Quick, Perry D.
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.
Utgoff, Kathleen P.
Vavares, Chris P.
Warne, F. Katherine
Weidenbaum, Murray L.
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 –
Reference Book [Secretarial] (Binder)