Dr. Elaine Buckberg is a principal with The Brattle Group, a global economic consultancy specializing in economics, finance, and regulation. She advises parties in public-private partnerships for infrastructure investment, as well as providing consulting and testimony in litigation and regulatory disputes in finance, complex commercial litigation, and bankruptcy. Dr. Buckberg is a research associate of EDHEC Infrastructure Institute.
Prior to joining Brattle, Dr. Buckberg served as deputy assistant secretary for policy coordination at the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Economic Policy. In this role, she advised the Treasury Secretary and senior staff on a wide range of domestic policy issues including infrastructure financing, housing finance, financial regulatory reform, and cybersecurity. She also played a major role in initiating and executing President Obama’s Build America Investment Initiative on infrastructure, including authoring two white paperson public-private partnerships.
Before her government service, Dr. Buckberg was a senior vice president at NERA Economic Consulting, a vice president at Morgan Stanley, an economist at the International Monetary Fund, and a lecturer at Georgetown University School of Business. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT and a B.A. from Yale University.