Deborah Lucas

Member, Shadow Open Market Committee

Deborah Lucas

Deborah J. Lucas is the Sloan Distinguished Professor of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the Director of the MIT Golub Center for Finance and Policy. Her recent research has focused on how to better measure and account for the costs and risks of the government’s financial obligations. She also has published extensively in the areas of asset pricing and portfolio choice, dynamic models of corporate finance, money and banking, and retirement policy.


Previous appointments include assistant director at the Congressional Budget Office; professor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School; chief economist at the Congressional Budget Office; and senior staff economist at the Council of Economic Advisers. She has been a director on several corporate and non-profit boards, including the American Finance Association.


She currently is an associate editor for the AEJ-Policy, the Annual Review of Financial Economics, and the Journal of Financial Intermediation; an NBER Research Associate; serves on advisory boards for the New York Fed, the Urban Institute, and the Census Bureau.


She received her BA, MA, and a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago.