Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers

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Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers

The head of the Council of Economic Advisers, which advises the president on economic matters. The chairman is permitted to attend cabinet meetings. Among his/her duties are helping the president formulate policy, interpreting data, and generally serving as one of the White House's resident experts on the economy. The chairman is appointed by the president upon approval of the Senate.
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Sweden, June 18 -- At a conference hosted by the World Bank on the pressures developing countries face to lower tax rates and shrink their tax base while also fighting tax avoidance and evasion, Jason Furman, Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors to US President, Barack Obama, emphasized that the most important unsung piece of public health legislation of the Obama administration has been the increase in the Federal cigarette tax from USD $0.39 to USD @1.01 per pack.
With offshore outsourcing under attack at the recent Democratic National Convention, Laura Tyson, the former Clinton administration chair of the Council of Economic Advisors and an advisor to the Obama campaign, was meeting with the foreign press.
So does Harvard economics textbook writer Greg Mankiw, a former Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors under President George W.
In December 1992, according to Bob Woodward's The Agenda, President-elect Bill Clinton was about to announce Laura Tyson's appointment as chair of the Council of Economic Advisors, when Tyson mentioned she and Robert Reich had debated in The American Prospect whether the nationality of a firm was important.