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ACCF Scholar Jason Furman

ACCF Scholar Jason Furman
Former Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers

Obama’s former adviser says Silicon Valley giants must release their iron grip on everyone’s...

Jason Furman, a Harvard economist and former adviser to Barack Obama, says the UK must strengthen its competition rules to prevent damaging mergers like Facebook's acquisition of Instagram.

The real reason you’re not getting a pay raise

The economy is growing strongly, the unemployment rate has been at or below 4.5 percent for 16 straight months, but wage growth remains disappointingly...

ACCF Scholar Jason Furman says U.S. economy may be growing faster than data shows

ACCF Scholar and Former Council of Economic Advisers Chair Jason Furman of Harvard University discusses the latest numbers measuring economic growth in the United...

The Economy Is Growing Faster Than the Government Says

The official top-line figure for the first quarter is 2%. A more accurate measure puts the rate at 2.8%.

Economy doing well but more to be worried about in Trump’s policies, former CEA...

Jason Furman, Peterson Institute and former CEA chairman, discusses the state of the U.S. economy under the Trump administration. CNBC's Steve Liesman and Tom...

Worry About the Trade Deficit—a Bit

There is a case for being concerned—though only modestly—about the U.S. trade deficit. The principal villain in this story is not China, Europe or...

‘Dear colleagues, please explain your letter to Steven Mnuchin’

Well-designed tax reform can make the economy stronger and careful economic analysis is essential. Careful analysis is well served by discussion and debate of these issues that is at least as frank and vigorous as what we are all accustomed to in the average economics seminar.

The U.S. Can No Longer Afford Deficit-Increasing Tax Cuts

Compared with 1981 and 2001, revenue is down and the debt is way up as a share of GDP.