UW-Madison: President’s top economic adviser to speak on campus Nov. 18

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PRESIDENT’S TOP ECONOMIC ADVISER TO SPEAK ON CAMPUS NOV. 18

MADISON – Jason Furman, President Obama’s chief economic adviser, will give a free, public lecture on the UW-Madison campus on Monday, Nov. 18.

The Department of Economics is hosting Furman, who will speak from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the DeLuca Forum of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. His lecture is titled, “Fiscal Policy: Achievements, Opportunities & Challenges.”

Furman, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, served as the economic policy director for the Obama campaign. Before joining the Obama team, he was a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, where he worked on proposals to create economic growth. Furman also worked on President Clinton’s economic team and has edited two books: “Path to Prosperity” and “Who Has the Cure?”

Furman holds a Ph.D. in economics and a master’s in government from Harvard University and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics.