- Obama's chief economic adviser to speak in Madison.President Barack Obama's chief economic adviser is speaking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Jason Furman's lecture on Monday evening is titled, ``Fiscal Policy: Achievements, Opportunities & Challenges.'' Furman is the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. He also served as the economic policy director for the Obama campaign. He was previously a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, where he worked on proposals to create economic growth. He holds a Ph.D. in economics and a master's in government from Harvard University and a master's degree from the London School of Economics.
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