Jason Furman

Jason Furman

Jason Furman, professor of the practice of economic policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, was chairman of president Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers.

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Macroscope | As US inflation hits a 39-year high, how did forecasters get it so wrong?

Everyone from the Fed to the IMF predicted core PCE inflation in the US would remain well under 4 per cent in 2021. Some blamed the Delta variant for stalling recovery, but the real error was in not taking economic models seriously enough.

Everyone from the Fed to the IMF predicted core PCE inflation in the US would remain well under 4 per cent in 2021. Some blamed the Delta variant for stalling recovery, but the real error was in not taking economic models seriously enough.

19 Jan 2022 - 1:30PM
The View | The evidence is clear: anti-immigration is bad for economic growth

The economic case for being open to immigrants is indisputable, particularly in ageing societies. Advanced societies now grappling with the rise of toxic nationalism must work towards an inclusive vision – or pay the economic price.

The economic case for being open to immigrants is indisputable, particularly in ageing societies. Advanced societies now grappling with the rise of toxic nationalism must work towards an inclusive vision – or pay the economic price.

19 Jul 2018 - 11:31PM