WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Christina Romer will step
down as head of the president's Council of Economic Advisers,
effective Sept. 3, the White House announced Thursday.
Here are some possible candidates who could be considered
to succeed Romer as U.S. President Barack Obama's senior
*Austan Goolsbee, staff director and chief economist on the
President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board. He's also serves
as a member of the Council of Economic Advisers. Goolsbee was
an advisor to Obama's presidential campaign.
*Jared Bernstein, chief economic adviser to Vice President
Joe Biden. Before joining the Obama administration, Bernstein
was an economist at the Economic Policy Institute. He also
served as chief economist at the U.S. Labor Department.
*Laura Tyson is a former top economic adviser to former
President Bill Clinton. She is currently a professor at the
University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business.
Tyson also is a member of the President's Economic Recovery
Advisory Board, an outside panel of economic experts advising