President Obama will appoint University of Texas economist Sandra Black as an economic adviser, the White House announced Thursday.

Black, an expert on labor markets, mobility and the effects of birth order, will become one of the members of the three-member Council of Economic advisers.

She will replace Betsey Stevenson, an economist who was on leave from the University of Michigan who also had expertise on labor market economics.

The Council of Economic Advisers is undergoing a transformation, as it was announced earlier this week that another member, Maurice Obstfeld, would be leaving to become the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund.

Members of the council are tasked with providing analysis and technical expertise to the president. It is separate from the National Economic Council, which coordinates economic policy for the White House.

Black has been at the University of Texas since 2010. Before that, she taught at the University of California, Los Angeles, and was a researcher at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. She has a PhD in economics from Harvard University.