Table for 12, Please: CEA Chair Cecilia Rouse on How Math Can Bring Social Change

The Senate confirmed Cecilia Rouse as chair of Biden’s Council of Economic Advisers—the first Black leader of CEA and the fourth woman in 75 years.

“I went into economics because I wanted to use the tools of economics to generate positive social change,” Rouse said. “I love asking questions and turning to data to use evidence to understand the world, and challenge my own understanding of it.”