Austan Goolsbee

Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago; Former Chairman, Council of Economic Advisors, Obama White House

Austan Goolsbee is the Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. From 2010 to 2011, he was chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors and the youngest member of President Obama’s cabinet. Prior to that, he was chief economist of the president's Economic Recovery Advisory Board. Goolsbee serves on the Economic Advisory Panel to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and has previously served on the Panel of Economic Advisors to the Congressional Budget Office and the US Census Advisory Commission. He is a past Fulbright scholar and Alfred P. Sloan fellow. In 2009, he was voted DC’s funniest celebrity.

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Some suggest we are well into a fourth industrial revolution — a time of significant and fundamental shifts in the ways... See more
Since 2009, the US unemployment rate has fallen from 10 percent to 4¼ percent, underpinned by steady job gains. Yet... See more
With worker productivity gains on par with economic growth, the prospects for dramatic, or even optimistic, growth in... See more
Austan Goolsbee, chief economist of the president's Economic Recovery Advisory Board and member of the Council of... See more
Advisor to Senator McCain Jack Kemp, Senator Obama's economic advisor Austan Goolsbee and Institute President Walter... See more
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