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.