William J. Congdon

William J. Congdon, Ph.D., is an economist focusing on policy applications in issue areas including labor markets, retirement security, and tax policy, with an emphasis on the role of evaluation in policy design. He currently serves as the Senior Economist for labor and behavioral economics at the Council of Economic Advisers, where he is on leave from the nonprofit organization ideas42.

Prior to joining CEA, he served as a Fellow and founding member of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Team, an Obama Administration initiative dedicated to translating insights from behavioral economics into improvements in Federal policies. He has previously worked as a Research Director in the Brookings Institution’s Economic Studies program. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University.