Chair, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System (2014–2018)
- U.S. Fiscal Policy
- Global Economy and Trade
- Global Markets
- U.S. Health Care Economics
- Tax Reform
Audience & Industry
- The Finance Industry
- The Health Care Industry
- The Manufacturing Industry
President Barack Obama’s chief economist Jason Furman helped guide the United States through a tumultuous period of recession, unemployment and instability. He offers an incisive insider’s exploration of the geoeconomic outlook, business trends and the future of globalism.
Jason Furman has been at the forefront of U.S. and global economic policy for two decades, including serving in President Obama’s Cabinet while he worked to rebuild the economy following the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. His distinguished career also includes working at the World Bank during the East Asian financial crisis and a spot on the staff of President Bill Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers and National Economic Council. Furman also served as a senior fellow and the director of The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution. He has taught at Yale University, Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs and NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. In an ever-shifting economic and geopolitical climate, Furman provides an astute insider’s examination of the future of business, healthcare and public policy.
The Washington Post called Furman “the wonkiest wonk in the White House.” He offers informed expertise on a wide range of issues that come from an evidence-based and nonideological perspective. Beyond fiscal policy, his scope includes how a shifting American workforce can adjust to the age of automation and artificial intelligence (AI), what health-care policy will look like in the event of an Affordable Care Act repeal, the problems with our current corporate tax system and the pitfalls of reform, and the growing disconnect between the established data detailing American economic growth with the realities of how everyday workers are feeling. Furman takes a passionate, thoughtful approach to discussions of income inequality and growing wealth disparities. He is at the cutting edge of thought about raising workers out of poverty while both accelerating business growth and maintaining America’s economic leadership. Furman has drawn respect and praise from both sides of the political spectrum; a former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Bush wrote in The New York Times, “The nation will be better off for Jason’s having the president’s ear.” Since leaving the Obama administration, Furman has joined the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) as a Senior Fellow.
Robots, inequality and oil: economic growth with Jason Furman - Zeitgeist 2016
A Conversation with Jason Furman - Licensing Restrictions on Jobs
Achieving strong economic growth: Opening keynote by Jason Furman
Jason Furman “AI Policy Considerations” (Disc: Judy Chevalier)