Nellie Liang, an economist who specialized in financial stability during her career at the Federal Reserve, is a leading contender for a senior post i
Nellie Liang, an economist who specialized in financial stability during her career at the Federal Reserve, is a leading contender for a senior post in the Biden administration’s Treasury Department, according to people familiar with the matter.
Ms. Liang is being considered for a position as the U.S. Treasury’s undersecretary for domestic finance. She was nominated by President Trump to a seat on the Fed’s seven-member board of governors in 2018, but her nomination ran into opposition from Senate Republicans. Her nomination never had a committee hearing, and she withdrew from consideration after her nomination expired in early 2019.
A spokesman for the Biden transition team declined to comment. Ms. Liang declined to comment.
Ms. Liang is currently a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, the same Washington think tank where Treasury Secretary-designate Janet Yellen worked after leaving the Fed in 2018.
No final decisions have been made and an announcement isn’t likely to happen before Jan. 20, when President-elect Joe Biden will take office.