Jason Furman is Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, following eight years as a top economic adviser to President Obama. He served 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. He has authored several books, including Who Has the Cure?: Hamilton Project Ideas on Health Care (2008) and Path to Prosperity: Hamilton Project Ideas on Income Security, Education, and Taxes (2008). His March 2019 report Unlocking Digital Competition is available to read here.
Interviews with Jason Furman
Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists
by Luigi Zingales & Raghuram G Rajan
Exit, Voice, and Loyalty
by Albert Hirschman
by Robert H. Bork
Lectures on Antitrust Economics
by Michael D. Whinston
Radical Markets: Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society
by E. Glen Weyl & Eric A. Posner
Despite the large number of brands, most Americans buy their beer from just two companies. Consumer choice in the new digital economy is hardly better. Economist Jason Furman, chair of the Council of Economic Advisers under Barack Obama and now a professor at Harvard, recommends books to better understand market competition.