About Peter Orszag
Peter R. Orszag is an American economist serving as Vice Chairman of Global Banking at Citigroup since January of 2011. Orszag is also currently an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and writes a bimonthly column for Bloomberg View.
Prior to Peter Orszag’s current undertakings, he served as the 37th director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Barack Obama from November 2008 through August 2010. Orszag also served as the director of the Congressional Budget Office from January 2007 through November 2008.
Before these most recent tenures in the White House, Orszag was a senior fellow at the Washington, D.C. based think tank, Brookings Institution, from 2001 through 2007. While at Brookings, Orszag headed the Hamilton Project and the Retirement Security Project. He also coauthored several books while contributing at Brookings.
Orszag’s first experiences with the White House began in the Clinton administration. He was the Senior Economist and Senior Adviser on the Council of Economic Advisers in 1995 and 1996. After this, Orszag was Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy in 1997 and 1998.
Peter Orszag’s other endeavors have included lecturing at UC Berkley in 1999 and 2000, and writing for The New York Times in the Op-Ed column.
Orszag received his BA in economics from Princeton and his master’s and Ph.D. from the London School of Economics. He was a Marshall Scholar, as well as a member of the honor society Phi Beta Kappa.
He currently resides in New York City and is married to Bianna Golodryga of ABC’s Good Morning America Weekend Edition.