Jason Furman

Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy

Harvard Kennedy School

JASON FURMAN is Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. He is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. This followed eight years as a top economic adviser to President Barack 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. Furman has conducted research in a wide range of areas, including fiscal policy, tax policy, technology policy, and domestic and international macroeconomics. In addition to articles in scholarly journals and periodicals, Furman is the editor of two books on economic policy. Furman was the chair of the U.K. government’s Digital Competition Expert Panel and is on the Board of the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence and the Russell Sage Foundation. Furman holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.