SIEPR’s Gopi Shah Goda to serve in Biden Administration

Gopi Shah Goda
Gopi Shah Goda

GOPI SHAH GODA, a senior fellow and deputy director of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), will serve as a senior economist as part of President Biden’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA).

The CEA is charged with advising the president on economic policy based on data, research and evidence. Her term begins July 12 and will extend until June 2022.

Goda, an expert on the economics of aging, will be focused on the Biden administration’s policy proposals related to long-term care, retirement and social insurance programs such as Social Security and Medicare.

While working in Washington, D.C., Goda will be on sabbatical from Stanford. She will return to campus for the 2022-23 academic year. Her tenure in Washington will be partially supported by Stanford’s Scholars in Service program in Stanford Impact Labs in partnership with the Haas Center for Public Service.

“I’m thrilled that Gopi will be helping shape some of the Biden administration’s economic policies,” said MARK DUGGAN, the Trione Director of SIEPR. “Her research is incredibly topical, and she’ll be a tremendous addition to the CEA.”

Much of Goda’s recent research has focused on the well-being of individuals as they age and the sustainability of public programs serving elderly and vulnerable populations.

Read more on the SIEPR webpages.