Curriculum Vitae
Austan Goolsbee
Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics
University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
5807 S. Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637



University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics, 2005-present
.......Professor of Economcs, 2001-present
.......Associate Professor of Economics, 1999-2001
.......Assistant Professor of Economics, 1995-1999

Ph.D., economics, Massachusetts Institue of Technology, 1995
M.A./B.A., economics, Yale University, Summa Cum Laude and with distinction, 1991

Member, Economic Advisory Panel to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 2012-present
Strategic Partner, economic intelligence unit of 32 Advisors, 2012-present
Economics Consultant, ABC News, 2011-present
Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, 2001-present
Faculty Research Fellow, 1997-2001

Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers, Washington, D.C., 2010-2011
.......Member, 2009-2010
Chairman, Economic Policy Committee, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris, France, 2010-2011
Chief Economist and Staff Director, President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board, Washington, D.C., 2009-2011
Member, Panel of Economic Advisors to the Congressional Budget Office, 2007-2008
Senior Economic Adviser to the Obama Campaign, 2007-2009 (presidential campaign and transition), 2004 (U.S. Senate campaign, Illinois)
Member, U.S. Census Advisory Committee, 2001-2006
Special Consultant for Internet Policy, Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, 2000-2001
Economics Staff, Senator David Boren, Washington, D.C., 1991
Researcher, Macroeconomic Task Force for Polish Economic Restructuring, Warsaw, Poland, 1990

Research Fellow, American Bar Foundation, Chicago 1996-2009

Visiting Scholar (Fulbright), jointly at London School of Economics and Institute for Fiscal Studies, London, England, 2007
Columnist, New York Times (Economic Scene), 2006-2008
Columnist, Slate (The Dismal Science) 2005-2006
Lead Editor, Journal of Law and Economics, 2001-2004
Associate Editor, Law and Social Inquiry, 1997-2001
Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, 1999

Academic Honors, Awards, Invited Lectures
David Kinley Invited Lecture, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2012
Fulbright Scholar, 2007
PELS Invited Lecture, Harvard University, 2006
Fathauer Distinguished Lecture, University of Arizona, 2003
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, 2000-2002

Lumina Award for Pioneering Research in E-Commerce (with co-author Jeffrey Brown), Global
Reinsurance, Monte Carlo, 2001
Centel Foundation/Robert P. Reuss Scholar, 2000
William M. Massee Prize (best academic grade record in economics), Yale University, 1991

Teaching Honors and Awards
One of the World's 50 Best Business School Professors, C-Change Media/Poets & Quants Magazine, 2012
One of the Outstanding Faculty/"Star" professors, BusinessWeek Guide to the Best Business Schools, 1999, 2001
Phoenix Award (exceptional contributions to education inside and outside the classroom), Chicago Booth, 1998

Grant, Kauffman Foundation, "The Survival of Entrepreneurs," 2005
National Science Foundation (SES0312749), "The Internet and Public Schools" (Jonathan Guryan, co-PI), 2003-2006
CAREER grant, National Science Foundation (SES9984567), 2000-2003
Grant, Kauffman Foundation, "Taxes and High-Tech Entrepreneurs," 1999
Grant, American Bar Foundation, "Tax Policy in the Open Economy," 1997-2000
Center for Energy and Economic Policy Research Fellowship, MIT 1994
National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, MIT 1991-1995

Other Honors and Awards
One of the Top Ten Most Intriguing Political Personalities of 2010, The New Yorker, December 2010
D.C.'s Funniest Celebrity, Washington D.C., 2009
One of the 40 Under 40, Crain's Chicago Business, 2006
One of the Financial Times' six Gurus of the Future/Best Under 40, September, 2005
Peter Lisagor Award for Exemplary Journalism, Society of Professional Journalists/Chicago Headline Club, 2005
One of the Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum, Switzerland, 2005
One of the 100 Global Leaders for Tomorrow, World Economic Forum, Switzerand, 2002
One of the 30 Under 30, Chicago Sun-Times, 1999
National Debate Team of the Year (with partner, David Gray), American Parliamentary Debate Association, 1991
De Forest Prize (best public speaker), Yale University, 1991.

Higher Education
Chairman, Advisory Board to the Yale Program on Financial Stability, Yale University, 2013-present
Member, Committee on Conflict of Interest Policy and Review, University of Chicago, 2012-present
Policy Committee, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, 2004-2005; 2012-present
Advisory Council, Jackson Institute for International Affairs, Yale University, 2012-present
Council of the University Senate, University of Chicago, 2002-2005; 2006-2009
Committee to Advise the Trustees on the Selection of the President, University of Chicago, 2005-2006
Chairman, Faculty Advisory Committee on Research Infrastructure, 2004-2006

Secondary Schools
Board of Trustees, National Association of Urban Debate Leagues, 2013-present
Board of Trustees, University of Chicago Charter Schools Corporation, 2007-2009; 2012-present
Board of Trustees, University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, 2008-2009; 2011-present
Board of Trustees, Milton Academy, Milton, Massachusetts, 2005-2008


Academic Articles

"Playing with Fire: Cigarettes Taxes and Competition from the Internet" (with Joel Slemrod, University of Michigan) American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, vol. 2, no.1: 131-153 (February 2010).

Are Durable Goods Consumers Forward Looking? Evidence from College Textbooks," (with Judy Chevalier, Yale University), Quarterly Journal of Economics 124 (4), (November 2009), 1853-1884.

"How Do Incumbents Respond to the Threat of Entry? The Case of Major Airlines" (with Chad Syverson, University of Chicago), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 123(4), (November 2008), 1611-33

"Valuing Consumer Goods by the Time Spent Using Them: An Application to the Internet," (with Peter Klenow, Stanford University), American Economic Review (Papers and Proceedings), May 2006, 96(2), 108-113

"The Impact of Internet Subsidies for Public Schools," (with Jonathan Guryan, University of Chicago, GSB), Review of Economics and Statistics, May 2006, Vol. 88, No. 2: 336-347.

"World Wide Wonder? Measuring the (non-) Impact of Internet Subsidies in Public Schools," Education Next, Winter, 2006, 6(1), pp. 61-65

"The Value of Broadband and the Deadweight Loss of Taxing New Technologies," Contributions to Economic Analysis & Policy (B.E. Press Journals), 5(1), 2006.

"Investment, Overhang and Tax Policy," (with Mihir Desai, Harvard Business School), Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 2004(2), 285-338.

"The Impact and Inefficiency of the Coporate Income Tax: Evidence from State Organizational Form Data,"Journal of Public Economics, 88(11), September 2004, 2283-2299.

The Consumer Gains from Direct Broadcast Satellites and the Competition with Cable Television" (with Amil Petrin, University of Chicago, GSB) Econometrica 72(2), March 2004, 351-381.

"Taxes and the Quality of Capital," Journal of Public Economics, 88(3-4), March 2004, 519-543.

"The TurboTax Revolution? Evaluating the Ability of Technology to Solve the Tax Complexity Dilemma," in The Crisis in Tax Administration, edited by Henry Aaron and Joel Slemrod, 2004, 124-137, Brookings Institution Press (Washington, D.C.).

"Price Competition Online: Amazon Versus Barnes And Noble," (with Judy Chevalier, Yale University), Quantitative Marketing and Economics, 1(2), June 2003, 203-222.

"How Prevalent is Tax Arbitrage? Evidence from Corporate Investments in Municipal Bonds,” (with Merle Erickson, University of Chicago, GSB and Edward Maydew, Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC), National Tax Journal, LVI (1, part 2), March 2003, 259-270.

"Investment Tax Subsidies and the Wages of Capital Goods Workers: To the Workers Go the Spoils?" National Tax Journal, LVI (1, part 2), March 2003, 153-166.

"Evidence on Learning and Network Externalities in the Diffusion of Home Computers,"  (with Peter Klenow, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis), Journal of Law and Economics, October 2002, Vol XLV (2, part 1), 317-344.

"Taxes and Organizational Form: The Case of REIT Spinoffs," (with Edward Maydew, Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC), National Tax Journal, September 2002, vol. 55, 441-456.

"Does the Internet Make Markets More Competitive? Evidence from the Life Insurance Industry," (with Jeffrey Brown, Kennedy School of Government), Journal of Political Economy, June 2002, 110(3), 481-507.

"Subsidies, the Value of Broadband, and the Importance of Fixed Costs," in Broadband: Should we Regulate High-Speed Internet Access?, Robert Crandall and James H. Alleman, eds. 2002, 278-294, Brooking Institution Press (Washington, D.C.).

"Competition in the Computer Industry: Online Versus Retail," Journal of Industrial Economics, 49(4), December 2001, 487-499

"The Implications of Electronic Commerce for Fiscal Policy (and Vice Versa)," Journal of Economic Perspectives, Winter 2001, 15(1) 13-24.
--Reprinted in Cyber Policy and Economics in an Internet Age, William Lehr and Lorenzo Pupillo, eds., forthcoming Kluwer Academic Press

"Education and the Internet" in The Economic Payoff from the Internet Revolution, Robert Litan, and Alice Rivlin, eds., 2001. Internet Policy Institute/Brookings Institution Press (Washington, D.C.), 269-284.

"The Importance of Measurement Error in the Cost of Capital,"  National Tax Journal. June, 2000. vol. 53(2), pp. 215-228. 

"In a World Without Borders: The Impact of Taxes on Internet Commerce," Quarterly Journal of Economics, May 2000, vol 115(2), 561-576.  
Reprinted in The Internet Upheaval: Raising Questions, Seeking Answers in Communications Policy, Ben Compaine, ed., MIT Press.  
Translated and reprinted as "Limpatto dell'imposizione fiscale sul commercio elettronico negli USA: un'analasi econometrica" by Fiscalia vol. 1(2), 144-158.

"Taxes, High-Income Executives, and the Perils of Revenue Estimation in the New Economy,"  American Economic Review (Papers and Proceedings), May 2000, vol. 90(2), 271-275.

"What Happens When You Tax the Rich? Evidence from Executive Compensation,"  Journal of Political Economy, April 2000, vol. 108(2), 352-378.

"Coveting Thy Neighbor's Manufacturing: The Dilemma of State Income Apportionment," (with Ed Maydew, University of Chicago), University of Chicago, Journal of Public Economics, January 2000, vol. 75(1), 125-143. 

"Tax Sensitivity, Internet Commerce, and the Generation Gap," in Tax Policy and the Economy, volume 14 (2000), 45-66, James Poterba, ed., MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.

"It's Not About the Money: Why Natural Experiments Don't Work on the Rich," in Does Atlas Shrug? The Economic Consequences of Taxing the Rich, J. Slemrod, ed., 2000, 141-158. Russell Sage Foundation and Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA.

"Evidence on the High Income Laffer Curve from Six Decades of Tax Reform:" Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 1999(2), 1-47. 

"Evaluating the Costs and Benefits of Taxing Internet Commerce" (with Jonathan Zittrain, Harvard Law School), National Tax Journal, 52(3), September 1999, 413-428. 

"Taxes, Organizational Form and the Dead Weight Loss of the Corporate Income Tax," Journal of Public Economics, vol. 69, July 1998, 143-152.

"Does R&D Policy Primarily Benefit Scientists and Engineers?" American Economic Review (Papers and Proceedings), 88(2), May 1998, 298 - 302.

"The Business Cycle, Financial Performance, and the Retirement of Capital Goods," Review of Economic Dynamics, 1(2), April 1998, 474 - 496.

"Investment Tax Incentives, Prices, and the Supply of Capital Goods," Quarterly Journal of Economics, 113(1), February 1998, 121 - 148.


Microeconomics (with Steven Levitt and Chad Syverson). Worth Publishing, New York, New York, 835pp, 2012.

Other Publications

"James Heckman's Contributions to Law and Economics,"Law and Social Inquiry, Winter 2002, 27(1), 1-5.

“Comment” on James Hines and Adam Jaffe “International Taxation and the Location of Inventive Activity,“ in International Taxation, James Hines, ed, 2000. National Bureau of Economic Research and University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.

"Review" of Fiscal Policy: Lessons from Economic Research, Alan Auerbach, ed. , MIT Press, 1998 in National Tax Journal, 51(2), June 1998, pp. 405 - 409.

American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Rand Journal of Economics, B.E. Press Journal in Economics Analysis and Policy, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Law and Economics, National Tax Journal, Journal of Industrial Economics, Review of Economic Dynamics, Economic Inquiry, Economic Journal, Journal of Public Economic Theory, International Taxation and Public Finance, Law and Society Review, Law and Social Inquiry, Journal of Accounting Research, National Science Foundation, Journal of Business.

Married (to Robin Winters Goolsbee), three children. .......