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Capitol Report: Clinton taps inequality expert as her transition team’s chief economist

Inequality expert Heather Boushey has been named the chief economist of Hillary Clinton’s transition team, the Clinton campaign said Tuesday.

Boushey is currently the executive director and chief economist at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, as well as a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. According to the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, Boushey researches economic inequality and public policy, employment and social policy, and family economic well-being.

Transition teams prepare for nominees to move from campaigning to setting up an administration. Clinton’s team, formally named the Clinton-Kaine Transition Project to include running mate Tim Kaine, will be headed by former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.

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