The outlines of the Korea-U.S. trade deal announced last week were brokered in a head-to-head meeting between President Obama and South Korean leader Lee Myung-bak in Seoul early last month when the two leaders agreed to accommodate the domestic political problems they each were facing over the agreement, according to a senior administration official.
| December 6, 2010; 5:31 PM ET |
Categories: International Economics, President's Council of Economic Advisors, Trade, U.S. Economy, White House
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Austan Goolsbee, who will be appointed to succeed Christina Romer as chair of the President Obama's Council of Economic Advisors, isn't your stereotypical, button-down economist.