Linda Tesar, professor of economics, has been named the senior advisor to the dean on strategic budgetary affairs at the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan. Tesar begins her role on May 1. Tesar says she is looking forward to partnering with leaders across the college as they work through strategic budgetary questions.

“I am delighted Linda Tesar is joining my leadership team in the LSA Dean’s Office,” says LSA Dean Anne Curzan. “Her expertise and experience will be invaluable, both in the near term and in our strategic planning for the long-term excellence of the research and teaching we do in LSA.” 

Tesar joined the faculty at Michigan in 1997 and has been a highly successful scholar, teacher, and leader in her department and the college. She is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and has been a visitor in the Research Departments of the International Monetary Fund, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis.  

She has also served on the Academic Advisory Council to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and as senior macroeconomist on the Council of Economic Advisers. At U-M, she served as chair of the Department of Economics from 2007-2011, and was a member of the LSA Executive Committee from 2018-2019.