WASHINGTON – Saying that the current economic crisis demands an economic team made up of people with “sound judgment and fresh thinking,” President-elect Barack Obama today named his top economic advisers and the head of the Domestic Policy Counsel.

New York Federal Reserve Bank President Timothy Geithner was nominated to be secretary of the treasury; Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers was chosen to lead the National Economic Council; University of California Economics Professor Christina Romer was named chairwoman of the Council of Economic Advisers; and Melody Barnes, a former top aide to Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), will chair the Domestic Policy Council.

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