Obama’s top economic adviser, Romer, to leave White House

US top economic adviser Christina Romer, who helped chart plans to tide over the country`s deepest recession since the Great Depression, would leave the White House early next month.

Last Updated: Aug 06, 2010, 18:50 PM IST

Washington: US top economic adviser Christina
Romer, who helped chart plans to tide over the country`s
deepest recession since the Great Depression, would leave the
White House early next month.

Romer will resume her position as professor of economics
at the University of California, Berkeley.

As chair of the Council of Economic Advisor`s (CEA),
Romer helped US President Barack Obama help chart the response
to the deepest recession since the Great Depression.

Under Romer’s leadership, the CEA has been providing
detailed analysis of economic developments critical to Obama’s
economic policy.

Obama said Romer had long stated her desire to return to
California, where her son will be starting high school in the
fall.

"Christy Romer has provided extraordinary service to me
and our country during a time of economic crisis and
recovery," he added.

Romer said it has been the "honor of a lifetime" to serve
the country and the President through such a critical time.

"While I look forward to returning to research and
teaching, the opportunity to help shape economic policy these
past 20 months, and to work with the other members of the
economic team and my colleagues on the CEA, is one I will
always cherish," she said.

PTI