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Phillip Swagel

School of Public Policy
Primary Expertise: 
Public Policy
Economic Policy

Phillip Swagel is a professor of international economic policy. He directs UMD's Thomas Schelling Distinguished Visitor Series, which brings together eminent policy makers and leading academics who have made sustained contributions to public policy. His research topics include financial markets reform, international trade policy and the role of China in the global economy. Swagel has served as an expert to many media outlets, including CNN, Bloomberg News, NPR, The Hill and CNBC.

Prior to joining UMD, Swagel was assistant secretary for economic policy at the Treasury Department, where he advised Secretary Paulson on all aspects of economic policy. He also served as a member of the TARP Investment Committee and was responsible for analysis on issues including housing, financial markets, healthcare, pensions and macroeconomic forecasts. Swagel was previously chief of staff and a senior economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisers, and was an economist at the International Monetary Fund and the Federal Reserve Board.

Ph.D. Economics, Harvard University
M.A. Economics, Harvard University
B.S Economics, Princeton University