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Lee has spent 28 years in various positions in Washington, DC. He was Chief Economist at House Appropriations and has held a similar title at the Commerce Department under President Clinton, and at other congressional committees (Joint Economic, Senate Budget, House and Senate Banking). He was also Research Director at the Economic Policy Institute. Over the years, his research interests have included monetary and fiscal policy, labor economics and income distribution, tax policy, and international trade and finance.

Price received a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University and an M.A. and J.D. in Economics and Law both from the University of Michigan.


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