Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Obama's chief economic adviser leaving White House

Washington .- Austan Goolsbee, the senior economic adviser to U.S. President, Barack Obama, and the only economist who was in his inner circle, will leave the White House by September to resume his old job at the University of Chicago. Goolsbee, chairman of the Presidential Council of Economic Advisers from a year ago, will return to his professorship in Economics at the business school of the university, according to the presidential mansion in a statement.

"Since I breathed for the first time the U.S. Senate, Austan has been a close friend and one of my most trusted advisers," Obama said in a statement. "Over recent years, has helped us to lift our nation from the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, and although there is still much work to do, his advice has helped to move towards an economy growing and creating millions jobs.

It is one of the major U.S. economic thinkers, "said the president. The professor, who accompanied Obama since the beginning of his presidential campaign in Chicago, helped him to confront the monster of the crisis from one of the top jobs in the Council of Advisors to the President for Economic Recovery, and then advised him from the Employment and Competitiveness Council.

"Working every day on behalf of Americans has been a unique privilege, particularly at such a historic," Goolsbee said. The adviser said he was "eager to return to his home in Chicago" and said he always will be "proud" of the years he has been "working for this president." "I think his good sense, courage to face the worst economic crisis in our lives, and their commitment to the American people have made a tremendous difference to the country," he said.

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