Murray WeidenbaumTrustee Emeritus
Murray Weidenbaum has been an economist in three worlds-business, government, and academia. He holds the Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professorship at Washington University in St. Louis, where he also serves as honorary chairman of the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy. In 1981 and 1982, Dr. Weidenbaum was President Reagan's first chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. From 1983 to 1989, he was a member of the President's Economic Policy Advisory Board. Earlier, Dr. Weidenbaum was the assistant secretary of the treasury for economic policy in the Nixon administration. He also served as the corporate economist at the Boeing Company. He is a member of the boards of directors of Harbour Group, Macroeconomic Advisers, and Tesoro Petroleum Corporation. He is a member of the advisory boards of the Center for Strategic Tax Reform, American Council for Capital Formation, American Enterprise Institute, and Foreign Policy Research Institute. He received a B.B.A. from City College of New York, an M.A. from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. from Princeton University. He has been a faculty member at Washington University since 1964 and was the chairman of the Economics Department from 1966 to 1969. He is the author of eight books, including Business and Government in the Global Marketplace (sixth edition, 1999), The Bamboo Network (1996), and Small Wars, Big Defense (1992).
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