Deborah Lucas is Professor of Finance at the Sloan School of Management at MIT. She is also a member of several corporate and non-profit boards, an NBER research associate, and a co-editor of the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking. Past policy-related experience includes appointments as Chief Economist at the Congressional Budget Office (2000 – 2001), senior staff economist at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers in Washington D.C. (1992 – 1993), and member of the Social Security Technical Advisory Panel (1999 – 2000; 2006 – 2007). She is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance.
Her current research interests coincide with many of the topics that will be discussed in this blog: federal financial institutions (e.g., Fannie & Freddie Mac, student loans, PBGC, federal credit and insurance programs), pension policy, how to improve government budgeting and accounting, and health care policy.
Professor Lucas was a member of the Kellogg faculty between 1985 and 2009. She holds a BA, MA, and PhD in economics from the University of Chicago. At Kellogg she taught classes in fixed income securities, corporate finance, and asset pricing. Her research has been published in many leading academic journals and has received a number of top paper awards.