Zachary Liscow is an economist and a lawyer. He is a Professor of Law at Yale Law School, on leave for for the 2022–23 academic year while serving as the Chief Economist at the federal Office of Management and Budget. His two main research interests are developing cost-effective policies to address inequality and understanding what drives the high costs of building U.S. infrastructure. He also works in a variety of other areas, including environmental policy and empirical legal studies. Liscow earned his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and his J.D. from Yale Law School. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College with degrees in Economics and in Environmental Science and Public Policy. He has been a Staff Economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisers and worked for the World Bank's inspector general. Liscow clerked for the Honorable Stephen F. Williams on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.