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Bring Your Questions for White House Economist Austan Goolsbee


Many readers of this blog are well familiar with Austan Goolsbee, a colleague of Levitt’s at the University of Chicago who is currently serving in Washington on the Council of Economic Advisers and as chief economist for the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board. He is (in no particular order): brainy, talkative, excitable, and fully engaged in just about any modern economic issue worth considering, including the budget, the tax code, the auto industry, the bailouts, and on and on.
He nevertheless makes time for Stephen Colbert — and, fortunately, for this blog. He has agreed to answer your questions, so ask away in the comments section. As always, we will post his replies in short order.