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Austan Goolsbee Leaving White House

06/06/2011 6:34 pm 0 comments

Source:
Alexander Mooney / CNN

The White House is losing one of its most public faces when it comes to issues related to the economy. Dr. Austan Goolsbee, Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, announced he is returning to teaching at the University of Chicago later this summer.

Goolsbee has served as President Obama’s economic advisor since the presidential campaign and has become the White House’s point man to explain the administration’s interpretation of economic reports to the American public.

In a statement, Goolsbee praised Obama’s handling of the economy:

“Working each day on behalf of the American people has been a rare privilege, particularly at such a historic time. While I am looking forward to returning home to Chicago, I will always be proud of the years I have spent working for this President. I believe that his judgment, his courage in confronting the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes, and his commitment to the American people have made a tremendous difference for the nation.”

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