Deborah J. Lucas is the Sloan 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 government financial obligations. She also has published extensively in the areas of asset pricing and portfolio choice, dynamic models of corporate finance, and retirement and housing finance policy. Currently she is an associate editor for the American Economic Review-Policy and the Annual Review of Financial Economics, an NBER Research Associate, and serves on advisory boards for the New York Fed, the Urban Institute, and the Census Bureau. She is a member of the Shadow Open Market Committee and the Financial Economics Roundtable. Previous appointments include assistant and associate 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. She received her BA, MA, and a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago.