May 14, 2009
On May 1, the White House appointed Brookings Institution economist Jason Bordoff ’04 as associate director for climate change at the Council on Environmental Quality. Bordoff will work with agencies and White House staff to develop and implement policies on energy and climate issues.
Previously, Bordoff was policy director at the Hamilton Project, a strategic policy initiative for broad-based economic growth and public investment, housed at the Brookings Institution. During the Clinton administration, he worked in the Treasury Department as a policy adviser and speechwriter for Deputy Secretary Stuart Eizenstat ’67. He has also worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Co. in New York.
In a February editorial published in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, “Pay-As-You-Drive Legislation is a Win-Win,” Bordoff and co-author Pascal Noel applauded a Washington State Senate bill encouraging auto insurance companies to base insurance rates on miles driven, as opposed to an annual lump sum. He is co-editor, with Jason Furman, of “Path to Prosperity: Hamilton Project Ideas on Income Security, Education, and Taxes” (Brookings Institution Press, 2008).
In addition to his Harvard Law degree, Bordoff received a master’s degree in literature from Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar, and a bachelor’s degree from Brown University.