Paul Craig Roberts
Who is he: Paul Craig Roberts is chairman of The Institute for Political Economy and a prolific editorialist. He has had careers spanning scholarship and academia, journalism, public service and business.
Dr. Roberts was awarded the Treasury Department's Meritorious Service Award for "his outstanding contributions to the formulation of United States economic policy," having been appointed Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy in 1981 by President Reagan and confirmed by the Senate. The French government inducted him into the Legion of Honor in 1987, recognizing him as "the artisan of a renewal in economic science and policy after half a century of state interventionism." Paul Craig Roberts is also listed in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World.
Paul Craig Roberts has been a contributing author to scholarship journals and books as well as the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Economics and the New Palgrave Dictionary of Money and Finance. He has contributed to numerous publications including Commentary, The Public Interest, The National Interest, Policy Review, The Washington Post and many others.
In 1993 Forbes Media Guide ranked Dr. Roberts as one of the top seven journalists in the US and in 1992 he received the Warren Brookes Award for Excellence in Journalism. Roberts was associate editor and columnist for The Wall Street Journal, columnist for Business Week and the Scripps Howard News Service and a nationally syndicated columnist for Creators Syndicate in Los Angeles.
Dr. Roberts is author of numerous books. The most recent include How the Economy Was Lost: The War of the Worlds (CounterPunch/AK Press, January, 2010), The Tyranny of Good Intentions with IPE Fellow Lawrence Stratton (Prima Publishing, May 2000; second edition Crown Publishing, 2008) and Chile: Two Visions—The Allende-Pinochet Era, with IPE Fellow Karen Araujo (Spanish, Universidad Nacional Andres Bello, November 2000).
Dr. Roberts's website, PaulCraigRoberts.org, offers more biographical information, videos, interviews and more information.
Background: Paul Craig Roberts was educated at the Georgia Institute of Technology (B.S.), the University of Virginia (Ph.D.), and was a post-graduate student at both the University of California at Berkeley and the Merton College of Oxford University.
Dr. Roberts was Senior Research Fellow in the Hoover Institution at Stanford, held a joint appointment as professor of economics and business administration at George Mason University, and held the William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy in the Center for Strategic and International Studies at Georgetown University. He previously held academic appointments at Virginia Tech, Tulane University and University of New Mexico, as well.
From 1975 to 1978 Dr. Roberts served on the congressional staff where he drafted the Kemp-Roth bill and played a leading role in developing bipartisan support for a supply-side economic policy.
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