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Alice Mitchell Rivlin (born March 4, 1931, in Philadelphia) is an economist, a former U.S. Cabinet official, and an expert on the budget. She was also previously the Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve, and the first Director of the Congressional Budget Office. She is currently on the board of directors of NYSE Euronext, corporate parent of the New York Stock Exchange and Euronext. In early 2010, Rivlin was appointed by President Barack Obama to his National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.

Rivlin is daughter of the physicist Allan C. G. Mitchell and granddaughter of the astronomer Samuel Alfred Mitchell. She is a member of the Rivlin family.

Rivlin is an alumna of the Madeira School, earned a B.A. at Bryn Mawr College in 1952 and earned a Ph.D. from Radcliffe College in 1958. She has been affiliated several times with the Brookings Institution, including stints in 1957–66, 1969–75, 1983–93, and 1999 to the present. She is currently a visiting professor at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute.

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