Cecilia Rouse is the Katzman-Ernst Professor in the Economics of Education and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. Her primary research interests are in labor economics with a focus on the economics of education. In 1998-99 Rouse served a year in the White House at the National Economic Council and from 2009-2011 served as a member of the Presidents Council of Economic Advisers. Rouse has served as an editor of the Journal of Labor Economics and is currently a senior editor of The Future of Children. With a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University, she is the founding director of the Princeton University Education Research Section.