Felix Reichling is a Senior Economist with Penn Wharton Budget Model. He has a background in public policy analysis and macroeconomic research. Before joining Penn, Felix was Chief of the Fiscal Policy Analysis Unit in the Congressional Budget Office’s Macroeconomic Analysis Divisions, where he was responsible for leading a staff of about seven PhD economists in conducting research, model development, and producing CBO publications on how changes in fiscal policy affect the economy and how those changes feed back into the budget (dynamic scoring). Prior to coming to CBO, Felix worked as an economic consultant.
Felix’s academic research includes a study on optimal annuities purchasing decisions that was published in the American Economic Review (together with Kent Smetters) and received the 2016 TIAA Paul A. Samuelson Award For Outstanding Scholarly Writing on Lifelong Financial Security. More information and links to his other academic research and his CBO publications can be found at his personal webpage .
Felix earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University, where he also earned a M.A. in Economics, a M.S. in Management Science and Engineering, and a B.A. with Honors in Economics and a minor in Math.