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"Economic Policymaking and the Future of the U.S. Economy" with Jason Furman, former Chair of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers at the White House

"Economic Policymaking and the Future of the U.S. Economy" with Jason Furman, former Chair of President Obama

Jason Furman delivers the 2017 Arnold C. Harberger Distinguished Lecture on Economic Development

Thursday, April 27, 2017
5:30 PM
Korn Convocation Hall, UCLA Anderson School of Management
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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Jason Furman Harberger Lecture 2017 Podcast

Jason Furman delivers the 2017 Arnold C. Harberger Distinguished Lecture on Economic Development.

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JASON FURMAN joined the Peterson Institute for International Economics as a Senior Fellow in January 2017. This followed 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 Furman played a major role in most of the major economic policies of the Obama Administration. In addition, Furman helped make the Council of Economic Advisers a thought leader on a wide range of topics including labor markets, competition policy, technology policy and macroeconomics.

Previously Furman held a variety of posts in public policy and research. In public policy, Furman worked at both the Council of Economic Advisers and National Economic Council during the Clinton administration and also at the World Bank. In research, Furman was a Director of the Hamilton Project and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and also a Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and also has served in visiting positions at various universities, including NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Policy. Furman has conducted research in a wide range of areas, including fiscal policy, tax policy, health economics, Social Security, technology policy and domestic and international macroeconomics. In addition to numerous articles in scholarly journals and periodicals, Furman is the editor of two books on economic policy. Furman holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.


Moderated by KAL RAUSTIALA.

KAL RAUSTIALA is professor at UCLA School of Law and the UCLA International Institute, where he teaches in the Program on Global Studies. Since 2007 he has served as director of the UCLA Ronald W. Burkle Center for International Relations. In 2016 he was elected Vice President of the American Society of International Law. Professor Raustiala's research focuses on international law, international relations, and intellectual property. His recent publications include "Governing the Internet," American Journal of International Law (2016); "Fake It Till You Make It: The Good News About China’s Knockoff Economy,” Foreign Affairs, (July/August 2013); “NGOs in International Treaty-Making,” in The Oxford Guide to Treaties (2012); and Does the Constitution Follow the Flag? The Evolution of Territoriality in American Law, (Oxford, 2009). His most recent book, The Knockoff Economy: How Imitation Sparks Innovation (Oxford, 2012), written with Christopher Sprigman of NYU Law School, has been translated into Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. A graduate of Duke University, Professor Raustiala holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, San Diego.



Parking will be available in Lot 4. From the 405 Freeway, exit at Sunset Blvd East. Follow Sunset Blvd and take a right turn at Westwood Plaza. Go straight, past Charles. E Young Drive to arrive at the parking and information kiosk. Purchase a parking permit for Lot 4 with the attendant, then enter into Lot 4 on your left. 


Arrive early, doors open at 5:00 pm
There will be a stand-by line on the day of the event. 
Pay-by-Space parking spaces are available (cash or credit card) in Lot 4. All day parking passes can also be purchased from an information kiosk for $12 (cash only). Handicap parking is available in Lot 5.
No bulky video equipment or flash photography permitted. 
No food or beverages permitted inside Korn Convocation Hall. 
Details for this event are subject to change. 
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Established in 1997, the Arnold C. Harberger Distinguished Lecture on Economic Development celebrates Arnold Harberger as an eminent scholar and teacher. The lectures provide a special forum for outstanding students of international economics and policy to present their views and research to the UCLA community and the public.

Cost : Free and Open to the Public

Sponsor(s): Burkle Center for International Relations