From Megan McArdle. Austan Goolsbee may be going elsewhere. This could be either good or bad news; in any case the goal is to maximize his influence. The name Cecilia Elena Rouse is being floated for the CEA position.
Addendum: Alex posted earlier this year about Rouse’s important paper finding that education vouchers increase the quality of public schools. Rouse was also an adviser for Kerry. MR archives know all!