Harvey S. Rosen is the John L. Weinberg Professor of
Economics and Business Policy at Princeton University. He was an
undergraduate at the University of Michigan, and received his Ph.D. from Harvard
University. Rosen has been a member of Princeton's Department of Economics
since 1974. He served as Chairman of the Department from 1993 to 1996, and
was Co-Director of the Center
for Economic Policy Studies from 1993 to 2011. From 2007 to 2011 he
served as the inaugural master of Princetonís sixth undergraduate
residential college, Whitman College.
Rosen has been involved in both the
graduate and undergraduate teaching programs at Princeton. In recent years,
he has taught undergraduate courses in public finance, taxation, and
introductory microeconomics, and graduate courses in public finance. From
1989 to 1991 Rosen's audience changed from Princeton students to federal
government policy makers, when he served in the US Treasury as Deputy
Assistant Secretary (Tax Analysis). During a second stint in Washington
from 2003 to 2005, he served on the President's Council of Economic Advisers,
first as a Member and then as Chairman. In this capacity, he provided
advice to the White House on a wide variety of policy issues, including tax
reform, social security, health care, energy, the federal budget, and
financial market regulation.
Rosen's main field of research is public finance. He has published several
dozen articles in scholarly journals on this topic, and authored an
undergraduate textbook on it as well. He serves on the editorial boards of
several journals dealing with public finance and taxation. In 1986 he was
elected a Fellow of the Econometric Society. In 2007 he received
from the National Tax Association its most prestigious award, the Daniel M.
Holland Medal for distinguished lifetime contributions to the study and
practice of public finance.