Lawrence Lindsey, PhD Biography
||Former Assistant to the President for Economic Policy
||Pro to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"Under every plausible scenario, the negative effect will be quite small relative to the economic benefits that would come from a successful prosecution of the war.
The key issue is oil, and a regime change in Iraq would facilitate an increase in world oil."
"Economic Effect of War Seen as Small: Lindsey Says Benefits of Ousting Saddam Outweigh Costs," Washington Times, Sep. 19, 2002
|Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Individuals with PhD's, JD's, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the US - Iraq conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the US - Iraq conflict.
|Involvement and Affiliations:
||President and Chief Executive Officer, Lindsey Group, 2003-present
Director, White House National Economic Council, 2001-2002
Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, 2001-2002
Chief Economic Advisor, George W. Bush Campaign, 1999-2000
Resident Scholar and Holder of the Arthur F. Burns Chair in Economics, American Enterprise Institute, 1997-2001
Managing Director, Economic Strategies consulting firm, 1997-2001
Distinguished Public Service Award of the Boston Bar Association, 1994
Honorary Juris Doctor Degree from Bowdoin College, 1993
Member, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System, 1991-1997
Chairman of the Board, Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, 1993-1997
Special Assistant to the President for Policy Development, 1989-1991
Professor of Economics, Harvard University, 1984-1989
Citicorp/Wriston Fellow for Economic Research, 1988
Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award from the National Tax Association, 1985
Senior Staff Economist for Tax Policy during the Reagan Administration, 1981-1984
||PhD, Harvard University
MA, Harvard University
AB, Magna Cum Laude, Bowdoin College