Peter R. Orszag is a Bloomberg View columnist. Now vice chairman of corporate and investment banking and chairman of the financial strategy and solutions group at Citigroup, he was previously President Barack Obama's director of the Office of Management and Budget.
Orszag was the director of the Congressional Budget Office from 2007 to 2008. He served in two jobs in the Bill Clinton administration, as a senior economist at the Council of Economic Advisers from 1995 to 1996 and, in 1997, as top adviser to the director of the National Economic Council. He has a doctorate from the London School of Economics and a bachelor's degree in economics from Princeton University. A nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, he lives in New York City.