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Jason Furman

Jason Furman

Writing for PS since 2017
11 commentaries
1 videos & podcasts

Jason Furman, a former chair of President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, is Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

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  1. Why Is US Inflation Falling?
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    Why Is US Inflation Falling?

    Aug 14, 2023 Jason Furman challenges the view that recent price and employment trends defy standard economic models.

  2. The Trussonomics Warning
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    The Trussonomics Warning

    Oct 4, 2022 Jason Furman explains why all policies intended to help one group must nowadays come at the expense of other groups.

  3. America’s Wage-Price Persistence Must Be Stopped
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    America’s Wage-Price Persistence Must Be Stopped

    Aug 2, 2022 Jason Furman argues that the Federal Reserve should err on the side of doing too much, rather than too little.

  4. Will US Consumers Keep Spending?
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    Will US Consumers Keep Spending?

    May 31, 2022 Jason Furman explains why high inflation and declining real wages have not caused households to reduce their outlays.

  5. This Inflation Is Demand-Driven and Persistent
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    This Inflation Is Demand-Driven and Persistent

    Apr 20, 2022 Jason Furman emphasizes that all the stories about supply shortages cannot explain the economic big picture.

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    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.
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    How to Finance Higher Education in Africa

    Célestin Monga proposes a mix of several funding streams to improve access to high-quality colleges and universities.
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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
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    Which AI Risks Matter?

    Edoardo Campanella

    To prevent humanity from ever being demoted to the status of gorillas by a highly advanced artificial intelligence, most AI experts agree that we must retain control over the technology. But with developers racing to achieve the next breakthrough and gain market share, that may be easier said than done.

    considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
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    Europe Must Defend Itself

    Donald Trump – who spent his presidency lambasting NATO – recently suggested that he would encourage Russian aggression against NATO allies that had not met their commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defense. With Trump vying for another term in the White House – and the Ukraine war still raging on the European Union’s doorstep – EU countries can no longer ignore the difficult but essential task of taking charge of their own security.

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    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
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    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.

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