GW economics professor joins US Treasury as deputy assistant secretary

George Washington University economics professor Tara Sinclair has joined the United States Treasury as deputy assistant secretary for macroeconomics in the Office of Economic Policy.

She has been a professor of economics and international affairs at the university since August 2005, and a senior fellow at the Indeed Hiring Lab.

Commenting on her appointment on Twitter, Sinclair said: “I’m thrilled to announce that I am now serving as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Macroeconomics in the Office of Economic Policy at the Department of Treasury.

She added “I’ll miss my Indeed work and my GW students, but this is an exciting opportunity to serve my country.  I look forward to learning a lot and bringing insights back for my research and students after my detail at Treasury is over.”

Her research work focuses on modeling and forecasting macroeconomic and particularly labor market fluctuations and trends for different countries.

According to the GW Hatchet, Sinclair is on temporary assignment at Treasury until May 2024.

The Office of Economic Policy is responsible for analyzing and reporting on current and prospective economic developments in the U.S. and world economies.