Jason Furman, Chairman, White House Council of Economic Advisers
Inteviewed by: Peter Beinart
Peter Beinart is associate professor of journalism and political science at the City University of New York. He is also a contributor to The Atlantic and National Journal, a senior columnist at Haaretz, a CNN Political Commentator, and a senior fellow at The New America Foundation.
Jason Furman is a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Furman was previously the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA), where he served as President Obama’s chief economist and a member of the cabinet. Prior to this, Furman served as the principal deputy director of the National Economic Council and assistant to the president. Furman was economic policy director for the president’s campaign in 2008 and a member of the Presidential Transition Team. He worked at both the Council of Economic Advisers and National Economic Council during the Clinton administration and also at the World Bank. He was a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and also has served in visiting positions at various universities, including NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Policy.