Read Rouse's publication on school vouchers (anti) here.
Here is her biography:
WSJ: President-elect Barack Obama is expected to round out his economic team next week with the selection of Cecilia Rouse, a Princeton University labor economist well-known for her work on the economics of educational investments, according to an Obama economic transition aide.
Ms. Rouse will join Christina Romer and Austan Goolsbee as the third member of the Council of Economic Advisers, which advises the President on economic policy. All three are academic economists with distinct specialties: Ms. Romer is an economic historian schooled in the Great Depression while Mr. Goolsbee is a taxation expert.
Mr. Obama is expected to draw on Ms. Rouse's expertise in the economic benefits of education investments as he prepares a stimulus package to help jumpstart the ailing economy. Among other things, the package is expected to focus on preparing workers for jobs in a global economy.
Here is her biography:
Cecilia Elena Rouse is currently the Theodore A. Wells '29 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. Her primary research and teaching interests are in labor economics with a particular focus on the economics of education. She has studied the economic benefit of community college attendance, evaluated the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program, examined the effects of education inputs on student achievement, tested for the existence of discrimination in symphony orchestras, and studied unions in South Africa and the effect of financial aid on college matriculation.
Her current research evaluates Florida's school accountability and voucher programs. In addition, she is currently conducting randomized evaluations of technology-based programs in schools in three large urban school districts as well as a randomized evaluation of strategies for increasing educational attainment among community college students. She is also studying the impact of student loans on post-college occupational choices.
Rouse is currently a senior editor of The Future of Children (a Princeton-Brooking publication) and an editor of the Journal of Labor Economics. She is the founding director of the Princeton University Education Research Section and is currently the director of the Industrial Relations Section as well. She is also a member of the MacArthur Foundation's Research Network on the Transition to Adulthood. In 1998-99 she served a year in the White House at the National Economic Council. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.