Former White House Economic Adviser Discusses Covid Policies at HUEA Event | Harvard Undergraduate Economics Association | 12/01/2023

Former Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers Tomas J. Philipson discussed Covid policies and his experience in the Trump administration at a Harvard Undergraduate Economics Association event Wednesday evening.

Philipson, currently an emeritus professor of public policy studies at the University of Chicago, joined the Council of Economic Advisers in 2017, serving as its acting chair from June 2019 until June 2020.

Philipson opened the event — moderated by Jocelyn Y. Xu ’27 — by explaining the role of the Council of Economic Advisers within the White House as an “advisory body to the President on economic issues.” He then explained how his research in health economics translated into mitigating the economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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December 1, 2023

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