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Trump taps U of Chicago’s Philipson to Council of Economic Advisers

Tomas Philipson /Photo courtesy University of Chicago

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday tapped University of Chicago economics professor Tomas Philipson to be a member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers.

The Council advises the president on economic issues.

During the Obama presidency, University of Chicago economics professor Austan Goolsbee served as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers.

Philipson holds the Daniel Levin Chair in Public Policy at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and is the director of the health economics program of The Becker Friedman Institute. He served in the administration of former President George W. Bush.