Elaine Buckberg – Research Associate

Dr. Buckberg is an economist with over 20 years of consulting, policy, and expert witness experience with the  Brattle group. She provides consulting services and testimony in litigation and regulatory disputes in finance, complex commercial litigation, and bankruptcy and advises parties in public-private partnerships for infrastructure investment. Her experience spans civil, regulatory, and criminal issues in the United States and Europe and includes testimony in federal and state court and in arbitrations.

Prior to joining Brattle, Dr. Buckberg served as deputy assistant secretary for policy coordination at the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Economic Policy. In this role, she advised the Treasury Secretary and senior staff on policy issues including financial regulatory reform, housing finance, infrastructure, anti-money laundering (AML), virtual currency, and economic policy options for Puerto Rico. Dr. Buckberg led teams in the development and economic analysis of the qualified financial contract, fiduciary duty, and customer due diligence rules. She also played a major role in initiating and executing President Obama’s Build America Investment Initiative on infrastructure, including authoring two white papers on public-private partnerships.

Before her government service, Dr. Buckberg was a senior vice president at NERA Economic Consulting, a vice president at Morgan Stanley, an economist at the International Monetary Fund, and a lecturer at Georgetown University School of Business. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT and an undergraduate degree from Yale University. Dr. Buckberg is fluent in Spanish and French.