Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Costs of War

Linda J. Bilmes

Daniel Patrick Moynihan Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Linda Bilmes is a leading expert on US budgeting and public finance. Bilmes was Assistant Secretary and Chief Financial Officer of the US Department of Commerce during the Clinton administration. She is co-author (with Joseph Stiglitz) of the New York Times bestseller The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict (2008). She also has written extensively on veterans’ issues. Bilmes is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Areas of Interest: Veterans’ health care, costs of war