Cecilia Elena Rouse

Dean, School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

Cecilia Elena Rouse is the dean of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, the Katzman-Ernst professor in economics and education, and professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton University. A labor economist with a focus on the economics of education, Rouse is the founding director of the Princeton Education Research Section and a member of the National Academy of Education. She is a senior editor of the Future of Children and serves on the editorial board of the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. She also serves on the boards of the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Pennington School, and the University of Rhode Island and is an independent director of the T. Rowe Price Funds. Rouse joined the Princeton faculty in 1992 and worked at the National Economic Council as a special assistant to President Bill Clinton from 1998 to 1999. From 2009 to 2011, she served as a member of President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers.