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  • Please Hold Your Bernanke Applause

    Thanks in large part to Bernanke’s policies, the rich have never been richer and the gulf between the haves and have-nots has never been wider. No wonder billionaires like Bernanke.

  • Goolsbee Cites ‘Encouraging News’ in Number of Jobs Created

    White House chief economist Austan Goolsbee said today’s unemployment report offers “encouraging news” on job growth and suggests that the U.S. will avoid a recession.

  • Global Economy in 2014 Needs Successes in Washington: Year Ahead

    On Jan. 1, Latvia will adopt the euro, and its lats currency will be no more. Farewell to the bearded Krisjanis Barons, the collector of folk songs who graces the 100-latu note. The Baltic nation is shucking a piece of its heritage because its leaders predict joining Europe’s common currency zone will lead to more trade and prosperity.

  • Goolsbee Says U.S. Will Reach Deal on Debt Limit (Transcript)

    Austan Goolsbee , chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt ,” airing this weekend, said he is confident that the administration and Congress will reach a deal to raise the federal debt limit and that markets are confident that the U.S. won’t default.

  • Obama Likely to See Jobs Data Before Convention Speech

    President Barack Obama probably will receive August’s unemployment report before he delivers his acceptance speech tonight at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, said Austan Goolsbee, a former chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers.

  • Goolsbee Says Cutting U.S. Unemployment Will Take Time, Effort

    President Barack Obama ’s chief economist said it will take time for administration efforts to bring down the jobless rate to bear fruit.

  • Gold Bug Schiff Counters Goldman on First Drop Since 2000

    Peter Schiff lays an iPod-sized bar valued at about $40,000 on the sun room floor of his Connecticut mansion, and calculates it would cost about $250,000 for each floor tile to pave the room with gold.

  • Summers Pick Fits Obama’s Preference for Beaten Path

    At this point, Larry Summers isn’t just the favorite for Federal Reserve chairman. He’s the overwhelming favorite. Unless something truly unexpected shows up in the vetting process (a paid toast at Bashar al-Assad’s birthday party, for example) or the administration comes to believe Senate Democrats will revolt against a Summers nomination, he’s going to get the job.

  • Goolsbee `We've Slowed Down This Year'

    July 6 (Bloomberg) -- Austan Goolsbee, a professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a former chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, talks about the June U.S. employment report and the economy. (Source: Bloomberg)

  • Obama to Target Public Works, Energy for Jobs Growth

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