The Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) is an agency within the Executive Office of the President that advises the president of the United States on economic policy. The agency provides much of the objective empirical research that drives policy making in the White House. The CEA also prepares the annual Economic Report of the President.

The president of the United States appoints the chairman of the CEA, who has to be approved by the U.S. Senate. President Obama appointed Jason Furman as the current chairman on June 10, 2013. The five previous chairs were Alan Krueger (2011–2013), Austan Goolsbee (2010–2011), Christina Romer (2009–2010), Edward Lazaer (2006–2009), and Ben S. Bernanke (2005–2006). The president also appoints the members of the council, whose staff consists of a ...

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