Rudolph G. Penner            

Mr. Penner is a Senior Fellow at the Urban Institute and holds the Arjay and Frances Miller chair in public policy. Previously, he was a Managing Director of the Barents Group, a KPMG Company. He was Director of the Congressional Budget Office from 1983 to 1987. From 1977 to 1983, he was a Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Previous posts in government include Assistant Director for Economic Policy at the Office of Management and Budget, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Affairs at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Senior Staff Economist at the Council of Economic Advisors. Before 1975, Mr. Penner was a professor of economics at the University of Rochester.

Mr. Penner is past President of the National Economists Club, and in 1989, he was elected to the Board of Directors of NABE and also, received the Abramson Prize for the best article published in 1988-89 in Business Economics.

He is the author of numerous books, pamphlets and articles on tax and spending policy and has authored columns for various newspapers including the New York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times. His most recent book, co-authored with Isabel Sawhill and Timothy Taylor, is Updating America's Social Contract. He has served on the board of NABE.

Mr. Penner was born in 1936 and raised in Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Toronto and his Ph.D. in economics is from the Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Penner lives in Washington, DC, and his wife, Alice, is a psychiatric social worker. They have two sons, Eric and Brian.