Austan Goolsbee

Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics
Chicago Booth

A former chairman of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors, Goolsbee studies the new economy, government policy, and taxes. His ability to popularize economics has made Goolsbee popular in the media, while his research has earned him much professional recognition. In 2003, he received a grant from the National Science Foundation and was named was named a 2006-07 Fulbright Scholar. He has been named one of the 100 Global Leaders for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum, a Switzerland-based group that builds partnerships between business and society.

Goolsbee serves as a member of the US Census Advisory Committee, a research associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research, a research fellow for the American Bar Foundation, a columnist for the New York Times, and an economic advisor to Barack Obama.

Goolsbee spent a year as a special consultant for Internet Policy for the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and five years as a Faculty Research Fellow for the National Bureau of Economic Research. He also was the lead editor for the Journal of Law and Economics for several years.

He has bachelor's and master's degrees in economics from Yale University, and a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He joined Chicago Booth in 1995.