Charles L. Schultze
is a United States
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and public policy analyst. He served as chairman of the United States Council of Economic Advisers
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during the Carter Administration. In the 1960s Schultze was appointed assistant director of the U.S. Bureau of the Budget by President John F. Kennedy
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in 1962 and was director from 1965-67 during President Lyndon Johnson's Great Society
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Schultze, a native of Alexandria
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, graduated from Gonzaga College High School
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and then received his bachelor's (1948) and master's (1950) degrees in economics from Georgetown University
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and was awarded a Ph. D in economics from the University of Maryland
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in 1960. He was an assistant professor of economics at Indiana University from 1959-1962.
He has authored or co-authored dozens of books and articles on economics. Most recently, he co-edited a book with Henry J. Aaron titled Setting Domestic Priorities: What Can Government Do?
He also completed a study entitled, Memos to the President: A Guide through Macroeconomics for the Busy Policymaker
(Brookings, 1992). Among his better known works, several of which have been written in cooperation with other Brookings scholars, are: An American Trade Strategy: Options for the 1990s
, co-edited with Brookings Senior Fellow Robert Z. Lawrence (Brookings, 1990); American Living Standards: Threats and Challenges,
co-edited with Robert Z. Lawrence and Robert E. Litan (Brookings, 1988); Barriers to European Growth: A Transatlantic View
, with Robert Z. Lawrence (Brookings, 1987); Economic Choices 1987
(Brookings, 1986); and Other Times, Other Places
Schultze also has been a frequent contributor to such publications as American Economic Review
, The Brookings Review
, and Brookings Papers on Economic Activity
. In 1984, he served as president of the American Economic Association
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He has been involved with the Brookings Institution
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since 1968. He was director of Economic Studies from 1987-90 and a senior fellow from 1968-77 and 1981-87. Now a senior fellow emeritus in the Economic Studies program, he was named as the recipient of The John C. and Nancy D. Whitehead Chair in 1997.