Joseph J. Minarik is the Senior Vice President & Director of Research of the Committee for Economic Development. He was the chief economist of the Office of Management and Budget for the eight years of the Clinton Administration, helping to formulate the Administration s program to eliminate the budget deficit, including both the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 and the bipartisan Balanced Budget Act of 1997. Prior to that, he worked closely with Senator Bill Bradley on his efforts to reform the federal income tax, which culminated in the Tax Reform Act of 1986, writing Making Tax Choices in 1985, and Making America s Budget Policy in 1990. Previously, he served as Chief Economist to the House Budget Committee and staff director of the Joint Economic Committee. He received his B.A. in Economics from Georgetown University, and three graduate degrees from Yale University, including a Ph.D. in Economics.
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