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Speaker's Biography

Jason Furman

Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics; Former Chairman, White House Council of Economic Advisers


Jason Furman joined the Peterson Institute for International Economics as senior fellow in January 2017. He served as a top economic adviser to President Barack Obama during the previous eight years, including as the 28th chair of the Council of Economic Advisers from August 2013 to January 2017, acting as both Obama's chief economist and a member of the cabinet. Furman played an important role in most of the major economic policies of the Obama administration. In addition, Furman helped make the Council of Economic Advisers a thought leader on a wide range of topics including labor markets, competition policy, and macroeconomics.


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