The U.S. Treasury announced on Thursday Elaine Buckberg, the recently appointed deputy assistant secretary for policy coordination in economic policy, would serve as the Treasury’s new point of contact for tribal consultation.
Buckberg, who has a strong background in international finance, economics and macroeconomics, will be responsible for coordination between the federal government and native tribes to discuss their interests and concerns.
She previously consulted global governments, including Russia, Canada, Mongolia and the Federated States of Micronesia, on economic policy during the start of her career at the International Monetary Fund. Before joining the U.S. Treasury, Buckberg served as the senior vice president at NERA Economic Consulting, where she handled regulatory and financial litigation matters.
Buckberg also served as the vice president at Morgan Stanley, specializing in market risk, currency strategy and regulatory policy. She has published research on a number of topics related to globalization and wage differentials in the U.S.
Additionally, Buckberg has a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where her studies were supported by a fellowship from the National Science Foundation. She also has a B.A. in economics and English from Yale University.