Austan Goolsbee's file:

Democrat from Illinois

Austan Goolsbee is the chair of the Council of Economic Advisers. He also serves as chief economist of the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board. Goolsbee is the Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He was an economic adviser to Obama’s 2008 Presidential campaign.

Recent statements involving Austan Goolsbee

"Over the last 15 months, we've added more than 2 million jobs in the private sector. That's far in excess of what it was in the comparable period after the last recession."

"Manufacturing is having its best employment year in almost 15 years."

John Boehner has called for "repealing the rest of the stimulus, which would raise taxes on 110 million middle class people."

Extending current tax rates would "average more than $100,000 a year to millionaires and even billionaires."

Recent stories featuring Austan Goolsbee

On his way out, Goolsbee faces the Truth-O-Meter:

Austan Goolsbee, the soon-to-be-former top economic adviser to President Barack Obama, went on "This Week with Christiane Amanpour" to defend the administration's economic record. How accurate was he?

Fact-checking Austan Goolsbee:

The new head of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers answers questions on "This Week with Christiane Amanpour" -- and makes his debut with the Truth-O-Meter.

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