Obama economic adviser Romer steps down

08/6/2010 | Wall Street Journal, The

Christina Romer, chairman of President Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, said she is resigning to return to teaching at the University of California, Berkeley, on Sept. 3. She is the second Obama economic adviser to leave her post, following budget director Peter Orszag, who departed this summer. "I never anticipated the amount of the contact I'd have with the president," Romer said.

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