Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University
Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"Finally, one senses an obsession bordering on wooden-headedness in the Bush administration’s focus on Iraq in general and on regime change in particular. In contrast to the clear danger from terrorist activities, there is no imminent threat from Iraq.
The war in Iraq threatens to claim the scarce resources and attention of the United States for many years, distracting the country from other troubling spots, like North Korea or the Israeli-Palestine conflict.
The administration concentrates on Iraq, while slow growth, fiscal deficits, a crisis of corporate governance, and growing health-care problems threaten the economy at home. The domestic economy and the rest of the world will take a back seat as the U.S. deals with war and peace in Iraq."
"The Economic Consequences of a War with Iraq," Yale University, Oct. 29, 2002
Experts 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:
Sterling Professor of Economics, Yale University
Panel Member, Congressional Budget Office Panel of Economic Experts
Chairman, Advisory Committee for the Bureau of Economic Analysis
Chairman, American Economic Association Committee on Federal Statistics
Member, National Academy of Sciences
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Research Staff Member, Cowles Foundation
Research Staff Member, National Bureau of Economic Research
Senior Advisor, Brookings Panel on Economic Activity
Executive Committee Member, American Economic Association
Executive Committee Member, Eastern Economic Association
Member, President's Council of Economic Advisers, 1977-1979
Recipient, American Economic Association's “Distinguished Fellow” Award
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 1967