A Conversation with former CEA Chairman Jason Furman

On December 7, the ACCF hosted ​A Conversation with Jason Furman, Former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers to President Obama.

Jason Furman is the Aetna Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy, jointly at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and the Department of Economics at Harvard University. He is also nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Furman engages in public policy through research, writing and teaching in a wide range of areas including U.S. and international macroeconomics, fiscal policy, labor markets and competition policy. He co-teaches Ec10 “Principles of Economics,” the largest course at Harvard University and is also a member of the ACCF Center for Policy Research Board of Scholars.

Previously, Furman served eight years as a top economic adviser to President Obama, including serving as the 28th Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers from August 2013 to January 2017, acting as both President Obama’s chief economist and a member of the cabinet. During this time, Furman played a major role in most of the major economic policies of the Obama Administration. Furman also served under President Clinton.