Case | HBS Case Collection | January 2007

Robert E. Rubin (A)

by Nitin Nohria, Robert Steven Kaplan and Nicole Davison


Bob Rubin was a businessman given the task of setting up and running the National Economic Council for the Clinton Administration. Unfamiliar with management in a political climate, Rubin worked hard to design, staff, and position the Council to make better economic and policy decisions. Traces the career of Robert E. Rubin from his practice in law to his work at Goldman Sachs and studies how his work experiences prepared him to establish the National Economic Council.

Keywords: Personal Development and Career; Government and Politics; Managerial Roles; Macroeconomics; Organizational Design; Economy;


Nohria, Nitin, Robert Steven Kaplan, and Nicole Davison. "Robert E. Rubin (A)." Harvard Business School Case 407-064, January 2007.