WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is looking at candidates to fill a top White House economic post with no announcement expected this week, spokesman Bill Burton said on Monday.
Obama is considering candidates to replace Christina Romer, who said on Thursday she will step down as chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers in September to return to her job at the University of California, Berkeley.
Burton told reporters aboard Air Force One on a flight to Texas that Romer is to leave in early September and will have a voice in determining who should get the position.
He said no announcement was expected this week.
Administration officials say economic adviser Austan Goolsbee and Laura Tyson, a senior economist in Bill Clinton’s White House, are among candidates for the position.
Reporting by Ross Colvin, Editing by Sandra Maler
Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.