By Rachel Gross
After guiding the president for two years as his chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, Christina Romer will once again be guiding students as a professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley.
Romer announced last Thursday that she would be stepping down from the post on Sept. 3 to return to California, where her son is starting high school. Her husband, David Romer, will also be returning as a professor in the economics department after working in Washington, D.C. with the International Monetary Fund.
In a statement, President Obama thanked Christina Romer for her “extraordinary service” and counsel during the country’s significant economic challenges and recovery process, adding that she would continue to advise him as a member of his Economic Recovery Advisory Board.
Romer’s teaching assignments for the semester are still being determined, as UC Berkeley got the news last week along with the rest of the country, according to campus spokesperson Kathleen Maclay. But Maclay said the university is “thrilled” to have the Romers back on campus, “where they have devoted 20 years to sharing their knowledge and expertise.”
The Romers reside in Oakland.