Professor of Economics at the University of California, San Diego
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"Now that the long-delayed Senate report on pre-Iraq War intelligence has finally put the Republican imprimatur on the well-established fact that the case for Iraqi WMD's had been hyped (as well as the absence of a Iraq-al Qaeda link), we can return our attention to a rational benefit-cost assessment for the invasion and subsequent occupation, ex ante as well as (quasi) ex post."
"Ex Post Versus Ex Ante Benefit-cost Analysis: Iraq 2003-" Econbrowser.com, Sep. 10, 2006
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:
Fellow, Journal of Econometrics, 2003-present
Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, 1999-present
Professor of Economics, University of California, San Diego, 1992-present
Chair of Economics Department, University of California, San Diego, 1999-2002
Fellow, Econometric Society, 1996
Professor, Department of Economics, University of Virginia, 1991-1992
Research Adviser, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, 1988-1992
Appointment to Center for Advanced Studies, University of Virginia, 1987-1988
Associate Editor, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics
Associate Editor, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking
PhD, Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1983
MA Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1981
BA, Economics, Colorado College, 1977
Listed in Who’s Who in Economics, Fourth Edition, 2003
Ranked among the 50 most productive American economists during 1984-93 in "Trends in Rankings of Economics Departments in the U.S.: An Update," L.C. Scott and P.M. Mitias, Economic Inquiry, Apr. 1996