Austan D. Goolsbee

Austan Goolsbee

Austan D. Goolsbee is the Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics.

He previously served in Washington as the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and a member of the President's cabinet. He was also chief economist and chief of staff for Paul Volcker at the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board.

His research has earned him recognition as a Fulbright Scholar and an Alfred P. Sloan fellow. In prior years he was named one of the 100 Global Leaders for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum, and one of the six "Gurus of the Future" by the Financial Times. President Barack Obama has called him one of “America’s great economic thinkers” and Jon Stewart said he is "Eliot Ness meets Milton Friedman." He was twice named as a "star" professor by BusinessWeek's Guide to the Best Business Schools and in 2009, he was voted DC’s Funniest Celebrity.

Goolsbee has served on the Board of Education for the City of Chicago, the Economic Advisory Panel to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 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. He joined Chicago Booth in 1995.

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