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Austan D. Goolsbee is the Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He previously served in Washington, D.C., as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and a member of President Obama’s Cabinet. He advised Obama during his 2004 U.S. Senate race and was his senior economic policy advisor during the 2008 presidential campaign.
Goolsbee previously served on the Economic Advisory Panel to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Panel of Economic Advisors to the Congressional Budget Office, the U.S. Census Advisory Commission, and as a special consultant for Internet Policy to the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice.
Goolsbee is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His research has earned him recognition as a Fulbright Scholar and an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow.
Goolsbee holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Yale University and a doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology—all in economics.