Robert D Auerbach
Professsor Auerbach joined the faculty of the LBJ School of Public Affairs in the fall of 1998. From 1976 to 1981 and from 1992 to 1998 he was an economist with the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Banking and Financial Services, serving under four committee chairmen or ranking members: Henry Reuss, Fernand St Germain, Henry B. Gonzalez, and John LaFalce. Auerbach assisted the committee in carrying out its Federal Reserve oversight functions and hearings during the tenure of four Federal Reserve chairmen: Arthur Burns, William Miller, Paul Volcker, and Alan Greenspan. In 1993, Auerbach uncovered verbatim transcripts of the Federal Reserves policy committee in an office at the Board of Governors which had been secretly maintained for seventeen years. Auerbach also served as an economist in the U.S. Treasurys Office of Domestic Monetary Affairs during the Reagan administration and as a financial economist in the U.S. Federal Reserve System during the Ford Administration. Professor Auerbach has held positions as professor of economics at the American University and professor of economics and finance at the University of California-Riverside. He now teaches courses in macroeconomic policy, central bank operations, statistics, and price theory at the LBJ School.