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Annelise Anderson
Associate Director, OMB, 1981-1983

Bert Carp
Deputy Assistant for Domestic Affairs for President Jimmy Carter, 1977-1981

Alan Cohen
Economist, Senate Budget Committee, 1983-1993
Senior Advisor, Dept. of Treasury, 1993-2001
Senior Budget Advisor, Senate Finance Committee, 2001-present

Tom Daschle
Senator (D-SD), 1987-2005

Christopher Edley
Associate Director, OMB,
1993-1995

John Hilley
White House, Director of Legislative Affairs, 1996-1998

William G. Hoagland
Staff Director, Senate Budget Committee, 1986-2003

Douglas Holtz-Eakin
Director, CBO, 2003-2005

James McIntyre
Director, Office of Management and Budget, 1977-1981

Jim Miller
Director, OMB, 1985-1988

Joseph Minarik
OMB, Associate Director for Economic Policy, 1993-2001

June O'Neill
CBO, Director, 1995-1999

Rudolph Penner
Director, CBO, 1983-1987

Robert Reich
Secretary of Labor, 1993-1997

Robert Reischauer
Director, CBO, 1989-1995

Alice Rivlin
Director, CBO, 1975-1983 Director, OMB, 1994-1996

Robert Rubin
Secretary of the Treasury, 1995-1999

Warren Rudman
Senator (R-NH), 1980-1993

James Sasser
Senator (D-TN), 1976-1994

Charles Schultze
Chair, Council of Economic Advisers, 1977-1981

John Sununu
White House Chief of Staff, 1989-1991

John Taylor
Member, Council of Economic Advisors, 1989-1991 Undersecretary of Treasury for International Affairs, 2001-2005

Joseph Minarik

Photograph: Joseph Minarik

Joseph Minarik earned his Ph.D. in economics from Yale University. After graduating, he held a fellowship at the Brookings Institution where he worked on tax reform, in the process contributing ideas to the 1986 Tax Reform Act. He served as chief economist for the House Budget Committee (1991-1992) before joining the Office of Management and Budget in 1993 as chief economist, a position he held for the entirety of President Clinton’s two-terms. Minarik returned to work for the House Budget Committee in 2001.

In this interview, Dr. Minarik discusses federal budgeting with a focus on taxation and revenues from both the legislative and executive sides of the process.

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