June 12, 2013

OUR REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT:

Conservative economists back Jason Furman for key White House post (Jim Puzzanghera, June 11, 2013, LA Times)

A group of 11 conservative economists are publicly backing Jason Furman's nomination to head the White House Council of Economic Advisers.

"Although we often disagree with the administration's policies and differ with Jason on a number of issues, we respect him as a superb analytical economist," the economists, all affiliated with the American Enterprise Institute think tank, wrote in a blog post Tuesday. [...]

Among the economists backing his nomination was N. Gregory Mankiw, a Harvard economist who chaired the council under former President George W. Bush. Mankiw, a visiting scholar at AEI, was Furman's adviser for his doctorate degree in economics at Harvard.

Also signing the post was R. Glenn Hubbard, dean of the Columbia Business School and also a former council chair under Bush.

Posted by at June 12, 2013 8:42 PM
  

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