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12 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Jason Furman. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Jason Furman, often where they are interviewed.

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12 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Jason Furman. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Jason Furman, often where they are interviewed.

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Jason Furman on Productivity, Competition, and Growth

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Note: This conversation was recorded in January 2020.

Tyler credits Jason Furman’s intellectual breadth, real-world experience, and emphasis on policy for making him the best economist in the world. Furman, despite not initially being interested in public policy, ultimately served as the chair of the Council of Economic Advisors under President Obama thanks to a call from Joe Stiglitz while still in grad school. His perspective is as idiosyncratic as his career trajectory, seeing the world of economic policy as a series of complex tradeoffs rather than something reducible to oversimplified political slogans.

Jason joined Tyler for a wide-ranging conversation on how monopolies affect investment patterns, his top three recommendations to improve American productivity, why he’s skeptical of place-based development policies, what some pro-immigration arguments get wrong, why he’s more concerned about companies like Facebook and Google than he is Walmart and Amazon, the merits of a human rights approach to privacy, whether the EU treats tech companies fairly, having Matt Damon as a college roommate, the future of fintech, his highest objective when teaching economics, what he learned from coauthoring a paper with someone who disagrees with him, why he’s a prolific Goodreads reviewer, and more.

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Aug 26 2020 · 1hr 1min
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Amanpour: Oxiris Barbot, Dr. Sonia Adesara, Jason Furman and David Axelrod

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Oxiris Barbot, New York City Health Commissioner, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the ongoing spread of the coronavirus and the city's response. Dr. Sonia Adesara, a doctor with the National Health Service, talks about her experiences on the front lines of the fight against the pandemic. Jason Furman, former Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers and a top economic adviser to President Obama during the financial crisis of 2008, discusses the impact the virus continues to have on the long term health of the economy. David Axelrod, former Senior Adviser to President Obama, explains how the coronavirus has reshaped the 2020 election.

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Mar 16 2020 · 55mins
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Dysfunctions in Labor Markets with Jason Furman

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Tom Porcelli, RBC Capital Markets Chief U.S. Economist, says we're not yet at full employment. Ted Alden, Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow & Author of "Failure To Adjust: How Americans Got Left Behind In The Global Economy," defines a trade war as tit for tat tariff retaliation outside the rules of the trading system. Elisa Martinuzzi, Bloomberg's EMEA Finance & Investing ME, updates us on political events in Italy. Bill Gross, Janus Henderson Fund Manager, defends his strategy that was widely criticized earlier this week. Alan Krueger, Princeton Professor & Former Council of Economic Advisers Chairman under President Obama, recaps his routine when he previewed jobs numbers for the White House. Jason Furman, Harvard Professor & Former White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman, says the biggest constraint on U.S. wage growth is its lack of productivity growth. 

Jun 01 2018 · 38mins
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Jason Furman

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As one of the top advisers for President Obama during his eight years in office, Jason Furman was also Obama's chief economist and member of his cabinet. Furman was instrumental in helping that administration maintain a low inflation rate, cut the federal deficit by two-thirds, reduce the unemployment rate and expand exports. With expertise in labor markets, competition policy, and macroeconomics, Furman continues to make a big impact today as a Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and as a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. (October 3, 2017)
Nov 09 2017 · 51mins
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The Exchange: Jason Furman

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There is almost nothing that the Trump administration is doing right on tax, trade, immigration, infrastructure, energy or regulatory policy. At least that's the view of the economist who spent eight years working for the previous White House. Jason Furman swings by Times Square to offer his views on the American economy.  

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Aug 15 2017 · 36mins
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PODCAST: President Obama's Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, Jason Furman, delivered the Arnold C. Harberger Lecture on Economic Development

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May 08 2017 ·
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PODCAST: President Obama's Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, Jason Furman, delivered the Arnold C. Harberger Lecture on Economic Development

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May 08 2017 ·
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PODCAST: President Obama's Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, Jason Furman, delivered the Arnold C. Harberger Lecture on Economic Development

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May 08 2017 ·
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48 - Jason Furman on Fiscal Stimulus, the Platinum Coin, and Male Labor Force Participation

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Jason Furman is a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Previously, he served as the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Obama. He joins the show to reflect on his time in the Obama Administration. Among other things, Jason and David discuss the efficacy of fiscal policy, the fiscal multiplier, and whether the platinum coin was ever seriously considered. They also discuss the problem of declining male labor force participation, its causes, and possible solutions. David’s blog: http://macromarketmusings.blogspot.com/ Jason Furman’s PIIE profile: https://piie.com/experts/senior-research-staff/jason-furman David’s Twitter: @davidbeckworth Jason Furman’s Twitter: @jasonfurman Related links: “The New View of Fiscal Policy and Its Application” by Jason Furman http://voxeu.org/article/new-view-fiscal-policy-and-its-application “The Long-Term Decline in US Prime-Age Male Labor Force Participation” by Jason Furman http://voxeu.org/article/long-term-decline-us-prime-age-male-labour-force-participation-and-policies-address-it
Mar 13 2017 · 59mins
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Interview with Jason Furman

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The Obama administration's top economist talks to Vox's Dylan Matthews about the challenges facing the American economy.

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Apr 18 2016 · 30mins
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