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Austan D. Goolsbee is a Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he studies the Internet, the new economy, government policy, and taxes. Goolsbee formerly served as Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and a member of the President's cabinet. Before Washington, his research earned him recognition as a Fulbright Scholar and a Sloan fellow. In previous years, he was named one of the Global Leaders for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum, one of the six "Gurus of the Future" by the Financial Times and one of the "40 under 40" by Crain's Chicago Business. He has twice been named as a "star" professor by BusinessWeek's biannual "Guide to the Best Business Schools." Goolsbee spent time as a special consultant for Internet Policy for the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and was the lead editor for the Journal of Law and Economics for several years. He earned a bachelor's and master's degrees in economics from Yale University in 1991. Four years later, he graduated with a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Goolsbee married Robin Winters in 1997 and they have a daughter and two sons.

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Austan Goolsbee: U.S. Has Economic Problems But 'It Could Be a Lot Worse'

Austan Goolsbee: U.S. Has Economic Problems But ‘It Could Be a Lot Worse’

July 25, 2013 with

Former key economic advisor says Obama has stayed true to his promises, hope for America’s future as president warns GOP against derailing economy

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