Austan Goolsbee


The Institute for Policy Research is pleased to present its

2010 IPR Distinguished Public Policy Lecture
“The Uses (and Non-Uses)
of Economic Analysis in Difficult Times”

Goolsbee photo

Austan Goolsbee holds a unique perspective on the inner workings of economic policy design, implementation, and evaluation within the Obama administration. As a member of the Council of Economic Advisers and Chief Economist of the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board, he ensures that the President receives research and analysis on the economy to inform his decision making.

Austan Goolsbee

Chief Economist, President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board,
Member, Council of Economic Advisers, and
Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business,
University of Chicago (on leave)

Monday, April 26, 2010
4:00 - 5:15 p.m.

Allen Center - Tribune Auditorium
2169 Campus Drive
Evanston Campus

Read more about the lecture here.


Austan Goolsbee is Chief Economist on the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board. He also serves as a member of the Council of Economic Advisers.

Goolsbee is on leave from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, where he is the Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics. His research focuses on the new economy, government policy, taxes, and technology.

Previously, he was a member of the Panel of Economic Advisers to the Congressional Budget Office, a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a research fellow at the American Bar Foundation. He was a senior economist to the Democratic Leadership Council and the Progressive Policy Institute, as well as a Fulbright Scholar and the recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship. He was also a frequent contributor to the New York Times. He served as an economic adviser to Barack Obama’s 2004 Senate race before becoming his senior economic adviser during the 2008 Presidential campaign.

Goolsbee was selected as one of the Financial Times’ six “Gurus of the Future”/ Best under 40 in 2005, one of the Young Global Leaders at the 2005 World Economic Forum, and one of the 100 Global Leaders for Tomorrow at the 2002 World Economic Forum. Goolsbee received his BA summa cum laude and MA in economics from Yale University in 1991 and his PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1995.


For more information about the lecture, please contact Ellen Dunleavy at 847-491-3395 or e-mail her at e-dunleavy@northwestern.edu.