Dr. Elaine Buckberg is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Coordination in the US Treasury’s Office of Economic Policy. At Treasury, she covers a wide range of economic issues.
Prior to joining Treasury, she was a senior vice president at NERA Economic Consulting, where provided expert testimony and litigation support on a wide range of topics including banking crises, hedge funds, subprime and structured finance securities, derivatives, and foreign exchange. Dr. Buckberg was a Vice President at Morgan Stanley, where she first worked as a currency strategist. She subsequently became one of the firm’s two regulatory policy specialists, helping the firm respond to new regulatory requirements, including Basel II. Dr. Buckberg began her career as an Economist at the International Monetary Fund, where her work including monitoring international capital flows and developing strategies for crisis resolution in the event of sovereign defaults.
Her research has been published in International Finance, IMF Staff Papers, World Bank Economic Review, The Business Lawyer, Class Action Litigation, and The Corporate Compliance and Regulatory Newsletter. Dr. Buckberg received her Ph.D. in Economics from MIT with concentrations in Macroeconomics and International Finance. Her graduate studies were supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
Dr. Buckberg received her B.A. in Economics and English from Yale University, magna cum laude and with Distinction in the English major. She is fluent in Spanish and French.