Edward B Montgomery


Dean, McCourt School of Public Policy


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Edward Montgomery is Dean of the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. Prior to joining McCourt, he served on President Barack Obama’s Auto Task Force as Executive Director of the White House Council for Auto Communities & Workers. From 2003 to 2008, he served as Dean of the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences at the University of Maryland, where he had been on the Economics Department faculty since 1990. He served in the Clinton Administration as Deputy Secretary of Labor where he oversaw the operations of a $33 billion Department, and held prior positions of Counselor and Chief Economist at DOL.

Dean Montgomery is an economist and his research has focused on state and local economic growth, wage and pension determination, savings behavior, productivity and economic dynamics, social insurance programs, and unions. In 2011, he was elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, and he has been a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research for over two decades. He has been on the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University, Michigan State University, and the University of Maryland. In addition, he has held visiting positions at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve and The Urban Institute.

Dean Montgomery has a B.S. (Honors) in Economics from Pennsylvania State University, and an A.M. and Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.


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