18 Facts About Lael Brainard


Lael Brainard's previously served as the United States Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs from 2010 to 2013.

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Daughter of an American diplomat, Lael Brainard was born in Hamburg and spent her childhood in West Germany and Poland.

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Lael Brainard's graduated from Wesleyan University in 1983 and received a PhD from Harvard University in 1989 as a National Science Foundation Fellow.

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Lael Brainard's was a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for six years before joining the Clinton administration as an economic advisor in 1997.

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Lael Brainard's then worked as a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution from 2001 to 2009.

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Lael Brainard's now serves as administrative governor and chair of four committees: Financial Stability; Federal Reserve Bank Affairs; Consumer and Community Affairs; and Payments, Clearing and Settlements.

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Lael Brainard's graduated with university honors from Wesleyan University with a bachelor of arts degree from the College of Social Studies.

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Lael Brainard received masters and doctoral degrees in economics from Harvard University, where she was a National Science Foundation Fellow.

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Lael Brainard's is the recipient of a White House Fellowship and a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship.

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Lael Brainard's received the Alexander Hamilton Award for her service at the Department of the Treasury and was awarded the Harvard GSAS Centennial Medal and the New York Association of Business Economics William F Butler Award in 2019.

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Lael Brainard was a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution from 2001 to 2009 and Vice President and Director of the Global Economy and Development Program from 2006 to 2009.

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Lael Brainard managed the Office of International Affairs at the Treasury Department with responsibilities including the euro area crisis and currency relations with China.

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Lael Brainard's pressured Europe to follow a stronger economic rescue plan during the sovereign-debt crisis.

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Lael Brainard's received the Alexander Hamilton Award for her service.

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Lael Brainard's left her post in the U S Treasury in November 2013.

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Lael Brainard was nominated to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors by President Barack Obama in January 2014.

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Lael Brainard serves as Administrative Governor, Chair of the Committee on Financial Stability, the Committee on Federal Reserve Bank Affairs, the Committee on Consumer and Community Affairs, the Committee on Payments, Clearing and Settlements, and the Subcommittee on Smaller Regional and Community Banking Organizations.

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Lael Brainard's became just the third woman to serve as Fed's Vice Chair, following Alice Rivlin and Janet Yellen.

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