September 18th, 2014

CSGG: 9/18 – A Conversation with Dr. Jason Furman

On the occasion of The Congressional Study Group on Germany’s 31st Annual Congress-Bundestag Seminar, we are delighted to host:

A Conversation with Dr. Jason Furman, Chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers

The Germany’s 31st Annual Congress-Bundestag Seminar is hosted by Reps. Charlie Dent and Tim Ryan, Co-Chairs of the Congressional Study Group on Germany, and brings a delegation of distinguished Members of the German Bundestag to the United States. This year’s delegation is led by former Federal Finance Minister and Chancellor candidate Peer Steinbrück MdB (SPD). The Seminars have provided a premier opportunity for American and German legislators to discuss the transatlantic relationship and the role of their countries in solving global challenges for more than thirty years. We are delighted to have Dr. Furman join us and expect this breakfast discussion to offer unique insights into current transatlantic economic relations.

This event is for Members of Congress only. To encourage a lively dialogue, participation is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact Andrew Loeb Shoenig at AShoenig (at) for more information.

About Jason Furman:

Jason Furman is the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. Prior to this role, he served as Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and the Principal Deputy Director of the National Economic Council. From 2007 to 2008 Furman was a Senior Fellow in Economic Studies and Director of the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institute. Previously, he served as a Staff Economist at the Council of Economic Advisers, a Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy at the National Economic Council under President Clinton and Senior Adviser to the Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank. Furman was the Economic Policy Director for Obama for America.

Furman, who earned his Ph.D. in economics and a M.A. in government from Harvard University and a M.Sc. in economics from the London School of Economics, has also served as Visiting Scholar at NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, a visiting lecturer at Yale and Columbia Universities, and a Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. He has conducted research in a wide range of areas, including fiscal policy, tax policy, health economics, Social Security, and monetary policy. In addition to numerous articles in scholarly journals and periodicals, Furman is the editor of several books on economic policy, including Path to Prosperity and Who Has the Cure.