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Professor at Kellogg Nominated to Join President Biden’s Treasury Department

Professor at Kellogg

Ben Harris, Associate Professor at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

President Joe Biden publicly announced his intent to nominate Ben Harris as assistant secretary for economic policy at the Treasury Department on March 11, 2021. Harris, an Associate Professor at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, holds a long list of credentials that make him more than suited for this incredible position.

Harris has previously worked with Biden during both his Vice Presidency and his 2021 campaign as an economic adviser. Before Harris’ time working with Biden, he held research positions at several think tanks, including the Brookings Institution and the Urban Institute. He also holds various advanced degrees from institutions such as George Washington, Cornell, and Columbia.

Not only does Harris have an outstanding resume, he is an individual who takes action. When COVID-19 began, Harris joined the Chicago’s COVID-19 Recovery Taskforce and advised the city government on economic recovery planning efforts.

Harris and President Biden

Vice President Joe Biden spoke at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University Friday, March 9, 2018 to deliver a special address on the unequal economic growth in America. (Photo by Jim Young)

Harris’ economic vision is marked by an emphasis on how policy should concretely improve lives. He has helped put together an economic agenda which includes: income and investment tax increases for top earners, higher taxes for corporations, and a variety of spending increases in areas like clean energy, infrastructure, and higher education.

When Harris received the news, he said it would be an “honor of lifetime.” The last step to finalize his position is for him to be approved by the U.S. Senate. 

If confirmed by the Senate, Harris, Associate Professor at Kellogg School of Management, will support the Secretary of the Treasury and play an instrumental role in preparing the Biden administration’s budget. 

 

Read the full announcement here.

Posted in: MBA News

Schools: Northwestern / Kellogg

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Alexandra Markovich

Alexandra (Alex) Markovich was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She attended Florida State University (FSU), where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in English. After her time at FSU, she has continued to pursue learning more about the writing industry by enrolling herself in editing certificate programs provided by Poynter Institute and the University of Chicago. In her spare time, you can find Alex working out her local gym, perusing local book stores, taking her dogs to the local dog park, and soaking up the Miami sun!

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