The latest economic numbers have shown stagnant growth and in some industries like factories, a decrease in demand.
Like many of you, we are wondering, why isn't the economy growing?
On Wednesday, CNYCentral.com will host a live web chat at 1 p.m. with Jason Furman, a member of President Barack Obama's economic advisory team.
Jason Furman is the assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Principal Deputy Director of the National Economic Council. He working in the West Wing on the National Economic Council under President Bill Clinton and was President Obama's Economic Policy Director for Obama for America.
Furman has a Ph.D. in economics and a M.A. in government from Harvard University and a M.Sc. in economics from the London School of Economics. He has taught at Yale, Columbia and New York University.
More about Jason Furman Jason Furman is Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and the Principal Deputy Director of the National Economic Council. From 2007 to 2008 Furman was a Senior Fellow in Economic Studies and Director of the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institute. Previously, he served as a Staff Economist at the Council of Economic Advisers, a Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy at the National Economic Council under President Clinton and Senior Adviser to the Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank. Furman was the Economic Policy Director for Obama for America.
Furman, who earned his Ph.D. in economics and a M.A. in government from Harvard University and a M.Sc. in economics from the London School of Economics, has also served as Visiting Scholar at NYU TMs Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, a visiting lecturer at Yale and Columbia Universities, and a Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. He has conducted research in a wide range of areas, including fiscal policy, tax policy, health economics, Social Security, and monetary policy. In addition to numerous articles in scholarly journals and periodicals, Furman is the editor of several books on economic policy, including Path to Prosperity and Who Has the Cure.