Christopher Carroll is Chief Economist and the Assistant Director for Research at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. His fields of interest include macroeconomics and microeconomics of household financial behavior. Before joining the Office of Research, he served as a Senior Economist at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, a Professor of economics at Johns Hopkins University, a Governing Board Member at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Staff Economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. He holds a B.A. in economics from Harvard College and a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.