Speaker - Austan Goolsbee

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Austan Goolsbee is a member of the Council of Economic Advisers and the youngest member of the cabinet of President Barack Obama. Goolsbee is also serving as staff director and chief economist on the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board.

Goolsbee was the Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He was an economic adviser to Barack Obama's 2004 Senate race before becoming a senior economic adviser to Senator Obama's 2008 Presidential campaign.

He is a member of the panel of Economic Advisers to the Congressional Budget Office, a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a research fellow at the American Bar Foundation. He is a Senior Economist to the Democratic Leadership Council and the Progressive Policy Institute. He is also a frequent contributor to the New York Times. He was recently a Fulbright Scholar and a recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship.

His work focuses on the new economy, government policy, taxes, and technology.

Goolsbee was selected as one of Financial Times' six "'Gurus of the Future'/Best Under 40" (2005), named one of the Young Global Leaders at the 2005 World Economic Forum, and one of the 100 Global Leaders for Tomorrow at the 2002 World Economic Forum.

He was born on August 18, 1969, in Waco, Texas. He received his B.A. summa cum laude in economics from Yale University in 1991, his M.A. in economics from Yale University in 1991, and his Ph.D in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1995.

11 Programs

The Rearview Mirror: A Critique of Public Policy

10.26.11 | 01:04:38 min | 1 comment

A Conversation with Austan D. Goolsbee

05.19.11 | 01:00:13 min | 0 comments

Monitor Breakfast: White House Economist Austan Goolsbee

02.24.11 | 00:56:26 min | 1 comment

A Conversation with US Chief Economist Austan Goolsbee

10.22.09 | 00:30:45 min | 3 comments

Obama and McCain, Tax Policy At A Crossroads

09.04.08 | 01:13:02 min | 0 comments

Election 2008: America and the World Economy

07.05.08 | 01:10:00 min | 0 comments

The U.S. Financial Crunch: Governance and Globalization

07.05.08 | 00:55:18 min | 0 comments

America and the Global Economy - Presidential Candidates

07.04.08 | 00:10:04 min | 0 comments

America and the Global Economy - The Impact of Free Trade

07.04.08 | 00:05:49 min | 0 comments

America and the Global Economy - Health Care Programs

07.04.08 | 00:06:20 min | 0 comments

America and the Global Economy - Free Trade and NAFTA

07.04.08 | 00:05:20 min | 0 comments