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Peter Orszag        

Economist, Vice Chairman of Corporate and Investment Banking at Citigroup, Inc. & Former Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Obama Administration

Peter R. Orszag is Vice Chairman of Corporate and Investment Banking and Chairman of the Financial Strategy and Solutions Group at Citigroup, Inc. He is also a Nonresident Senior Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution and a Contributing Columnist at Bloomberg View.

Prior to joining Citigroup in January 2011, Dr. Orszag served as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a Contributing Columnist at the New York Times. He previously served as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Obama Administration, a Cabinet-level position, from January 2009 until July 2010. From January 2007 to December 2008, Dr. Orszag was the Director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). Under his leadership, the agency significantly expanded its focus on areas such as health care and climate change.

Prior to CBO, Dr. Orszag was the Joseph A. Pechman Senior Fellow and Deputy Director of Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution. While at Brookings, he also served as Director of The Hamilton Project, Director of the Retirement Security Project, and Co-Director of the Tax Policy Center. During the Clinton Administration, he was a Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and before that a staff economist and then Senior Advisor and Senior Economist at the President's Council of Economic Advisers. Orszag has also founded and subsequently sold an economics consulting firm.

Dr. Orszag graduated summa cum laude in economics from Princeton University and obtained a Ph.D. in economics from the London School of Economics, which he attended as a Marshall Scholar. He has coauthored or coedited a number of books, including "Protecting the Homeland" (2006), "Aging Gracefully: Ideas to Improve Retirement Security in America" (2006), "Saving Social Security: A Balanced Approach" (2004), and "American Economic Policy in the 1990s" (2002).

Dr. Orszag serves on the Board of Directors of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, New Visions for Public Schools, and ideas42. He is also a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the Trilateral Commission, the Hamilton Project Advisory Council, and the Marshall Scholarship Alumni Advisory Board, and holds an honorary doctorate from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Speech Topics

The Most Debated Issues of the Country, and How They Affect You

Orszag outlines how major debates play out in Washington, showing how they affect not only the country, but your company’s bottom line and your financial security.

Reforming America’s Healthcare

Orszag identifies the important fiscal goals of healthcare reform and the controversial decisions of governance that have to be made in order to achieve them.

Navigating the Economic Horizon

Orszag discusses the complex challenges facing the world economy and how its major players wrangle legislative policies designed to overcome them.


Peter Orszag: Work, not retirement, is the secret to good health ...
The next time you think your job is killing you, just remember that the evidence, if anything, suggests the opposite.
Practice Makes Perfect, If Your Genes Play Along - Bloomberg
(Peter Orszag is vice chairman of corporate and investment banking and chairman of the financial strategy and solutions group at Citigroup Inc. and a former ...

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