In 1988, Kristin Forbes was honored by President Reagan as New Hampshire’s Presidential Scholar; in 2003, she returned to Washington as President Bush’s appointee to the Council of Economic Advisors (CEA), and its youngest member ever. Previously, at age 30, she’d served as the U.S. Treasury Department’s Deputy Assistant Secretary of Quantitative Policy Analysis and Latin American and Caribbean Nations. After two years on the CEA, Dr. Forbes returned to her full-time post as associate professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management. This economist is the author of numerous articles and co-editor of the book, “International Financial Contagion”. In 2005 Forbes was named a “Young Global Leader” as part of the World Economic Forum at Davos.