Judge Ralph K. Winter Lecture: "Clear Thinking About Economic Policy: Overcoming the Liberal and Conservative Vices" with HKS and Harvard University Econ. Prof. Jason Furman

Feb. 26, 2024
4:30PM - 6:00PM
SLB Room 120
Open to the Yale Community

Jason Furman is the Aetna Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy jointly at Harvard Kennedy School and the Department of Economics at Harvard University. He is also nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Professor Furman engages in public policy through research, writing and teaching in a wide range of areas including U.S. and international macroeconomics, fiscal policy, labor markets and competition policy. He co-teaches Ec10 “Principles of Economics,” the largest course at Harvard University.

Previously, Professor Furman served eight years as a top economic adviser to President Obama, including serving as the 28th Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers from August 2013 to January 2017, acting as both President Obama’s chief economist and a member of the cabinet. During this time, Professor Furman played a major role in most of the major economic policies of the Obama Administration. Professor Furman also served under President Clinton.

Professor Furman is a member of numerous organizations including the Council on Foreign Relations, the Group of Thirty and the Economic Strategy Group. He also serves as a Trustee of the Russell Sage Foundation and on the advisory boards for the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, the Bund Summit, the Hamilton Project and the Washington Center for Equitable Growth.

In addition to articles in scholarly journals and periodicals, Professor Furman is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal and Project Syndicate and the editor of two books on economic policy. Professor Furman holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Yale Law School Office of the Dean

Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law