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The 2000 American Woman Award
Alice Rivlin


Alice Rivlin is a senior fellow in the economic studies program at the Brookings Institution and chair of the District of Columbia Financial Management Assistance Authority. Before returning to Brookings, Ms. Rivlin served as vice chair of the Federal Reserve Board from 1996 to 1999. She was director of the White House Office of Management and Budget from 1994 to 1996, and served as its deputy director from 1993 to 1994.

Ms. Rivlin was the founding director of the Congressional Budget Office, a position she held from 1975 to 1983. Earlier (1968--1969), she was the assistant secretary for planning and evaluation at the Department of Health, Education and Welfare.

Ms. Rivlin received a MacArthur Foundation Prize Fellowship, taught at Harvard and George Mason Universities, served on the boards of directors of several corporations, and was president of the American Economic Association. She is a frequent contributor to newspapers, magazines, and journals, and has written numerous books, the most recent of which is Reviving the American Dream.

Ms. Rivlin was born in 1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and grew up in Bloomington, Indiana. She received a Bachelor's degree in economics from Bryn Mawr College in 1952 and a Ph.D. in economics from Radcliffe College in 1958. She is married to Sidney G. Winter--a professor of economics--and has three children and four grandchildren.