Austan D Goolsbee, Member
Austan D. Goolsbee was appointed to the Chicago Board of Education by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and began serving on December 14, 2018. Austan Goolsbee has been a Chicago educator and scholar since 1995. He is the Robert P. Gwinn professor of economics at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. Goolsbee previously served as chairman of President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers and a member of the Cabinet as well as the chief economist for the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board. He serves on the board of the Lumina Foundation, the Chicago Public Education Fund and the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. Goolsbee is a former Fulbright Scholar and Alfred P. Sloan Fellow and he currently serves as a member of the Economic Advisory Panel to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.