Obama's Economist: Austan Goolsbee Bio?

At a press conference today, President Obama announced the appointment of economist Austan Goolsbee as chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, saying he has "complete confidence" in Austan Goolsbee's ability to take on the position.
Where can I read Austan Goolsbee's bio? I couldn't find his official biography.
Obama had very nice words for this man. He said “He is someone who has a deep appreciation of how the economy affects everyday people.”

asked by Mistery in Politics | 1583 views | 09-10-2010 at 08:44 PM

Austan Goolsbee has been a member of Obama’s team of advisers since the presidential campaign. Goolsbee will replace Christina Romer, who is leaving her post to return to teaching at the University of California at Berkeley.

As a bio, Austan Goolsbee is a University of Chicago economist who studies taxation and the economics of the Internet. At 41, Austan Goolsbee will be the youngest person to hold the job since the late '60s. He graduated from Yale in '91 and got his Ph.D. from MIT in '95. He is also a triathlete who practices improv comedy in his spare time.

Austan Goolsbee is well known for poking fun at various economic policy proposals on Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show" as he is for engaging in complicated debates on news talk shows.
Goolsbee has long been considered a prime candidate to succeed Romer because of his longstanding relationship with Barack Obama.

answered by Timothy | 09-10-2010 at 08:45 PM

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