In September Christina Romer resigned from her role as the head of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers.
This week America faced criticism from some G20 countries about its recent announcement to pump £600bn (£375bn) into the US economy.
Christina Romer supports the move, known as quantitative easing, and says now is not the time for government spending cuts.
But after Republican successes in the recent US mid-term elections is it time to acknowledge that President Obama doesn't have the cure for America's economic ills?
You can watch the full interview on Thursday 11 November 2010 on BBC World News at 2130 GMT and also on Monday 15 November at 0430, 0930 and 1530 GMT.