Austan Goolsbee

<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="OREDU0000151" title="University of Chicago" href="/topic/education/colleges-universities/university-of-chicago-OREDU0000151.topic">University of Chicago</a> economist Austan Goolsbee got into a bit of hot water as an adviser to Obama when Canadians said Goolsbee assured them that the candidate didn't really believe criticism of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Goolsbee denied giving such assurances and eventually survived the political firestorm as this fall he offered help as a friend and outside adviser to the campaign.

( Tribune file photo / October 28, 2004 )

University of Chicago economist Austan Goolsbee got into a bit of hot water as an adviser to Obama when Canadians said Goolsbee assured them that the candidate didn't really believe criticism of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Goolsbee denied giving such assurances and eventually survived the political firestorm as this fall he offered help as a friend and outside adviser to the campaign.

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