Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy

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Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy
Flag of an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury
since March 2023
Department of the Treasury
StyleThe Honorable
Reports toSecretary of the Treasury
Deputy Secretary of the Treasury
NominatorPresident of the United States
Salary$155,500 (2010)[1]
WebsiteOfficial website

The Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy is the head of the Office of Economic Policy in the United States Department of the Treasury. The position is held by Ben Harris. President Joe Biden announced he would nominate Ben Harris to the role on March 11, 2021.[2] Harris was confirmed by the Senate on November 3, 2021 and sworn in on November 15, 2021[3]

According to U.S. statute, there are ten Assistant Secretaries of the Treasury appointed by the President of the United States with the advice and consent of the United States Senate.[4] The Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy reports directly to the United States Secretary of the Treasury and the United States Deputy Secretary of the Treasury.[5]

List of Assistant Secretaries of the Treasury for Economic Policy[edit]

Name Assumed office Left office President Treasury Secretary
Murray Weidenbaum June 23, 1969 August 13, 1971 Richard Nixon David M. Kennedy, John Connally
Edgar Fiedler December 12, 1971 July 16, 1975 Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford John Connally, George P. Shultz, William E. Simon
Sidney L. Jones July 17, 1975 January 20, 1977 Gerald Ford William E. Simon
Daniel H. Brill May 16, 1977 September 30, 1979 Jimmy Carter W. Michael Blumenthal, G. William Miller
Curtis A. Hessler April 4, 1980 January 20, 1981 Jimmy Carter G. William Miller
Paul Craig Roberts March 13, 1981 February 1, 1982 Ronald Reagan Donald Regan
Manuel H. Johnson December 10, 1982 February 7, 1986 Ronald Reagan Donald Regan, James Baker
Michael R. Darby July 14, 1986 May 22, 1989 Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush James Baker, Nicholas F. Brady
Sidney L. Jones[6] October 31, 1989 January 11, 1993 George H. W. Bush Nicholas F. Brady
Alicia Munnell May 20, 1993 December 22, 1995 Bill Clinton Lloyd Bentsen, Robert Rubin
Joshua Gotbaum December 1995 1997 Bill Clinton Robert Rubin
David W. Wilcox November 6, 1997 January 19, 2001 Bill Clinton Robert Rubin
Richard Clarida February 7, 2002 May 16, 2003 George W. Bush Paul O'Neill, John W. Snow
Mark J. Warshawsky March 18, 2004 July 28, 2006 George W. Bush John W. Snow
Phillip Swagel[7] December 11, 2006 January 9, 2009 George W. Bush Henry Paulson
Alan Krueger May 7, 2009 November 4, 2010 Barack Obama Timothy Geithner
Janice Eberly[8][9] October 21, 2011 April 26, 2013 Barack Obama Timothy Geithner, Jack Lew
Karen Dynan June 26, 2014 January 20, 2017 Barack Obama Jack Lew
Michael Faulkender[10] August 6, 2019 January 20, 2021 Donald Trump Steve Mnuchin
Ben Harris[2] November 15, 2021 March 2023 Joe Biden Janet Yellen

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "David Samuel Cohen". Search Federal Pay. Feds Data Center. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  2. ^ a b "President Biden Announces Intent to Nominate Key Roles for the Department of Treasury". The White House. 11 March 2021.
  3. ^ "On the Nomination (Confirmation: Benjamin Harris, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury)". US Senate. Retrieved 5 November 2021.
  4. ^ "31 U.S. Code § 301 - Department of the Treasury". LII / Legal Information Institute.
  5. ^ "Economic Policy | U.S. Department of the Treasury".
  6. ^ "Jones, Sidney - Papers". Archived from the original on 11 March 2004. Retrieved 13 January 2022.
  7. ^ "Economy Watch - Former Treasury Official Releases Tell-All".
  8. ^ "Professor Janice Eberly confirmed as Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy". 21 October 2011. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  9. ^ "Treasury Department's Chief Economist Bids Farewell". Yahoo! News. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  10. ^ "Gone till September". Politico.