Keith Hall served as the director of the Congressional Budget Office from 2015 to 2019. Prior to directing CBO, he served as chief economist of the US International Trade Commission and, from 2008 to 2012, as the 13th Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Before that, Hall served as chief economist for both the White House Council of Economic Advisers and the US Department of Commerce. Hall also served as a special advisor to the Secretary of Commerce and regularly conducted and supervised research projects on a wide range of economic and policy issues. He has been a full-time faculty member in the economics departments at the universities of Arkansas and Missouri and has published a number of papers on international trade and international trade policy. He is currently a distinguished visiting fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.