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Michael Boskin

Personal information
Birth dateSeptember 23, 1945
Place of birthNew York City
NationalityUnited States
EducationB.A. with highest honors, 1967
M.A., 1968
Ph.D., 1971
Alma materUniversity of California, Berkeley
OccupationProfessor of Economics
Board member ofExxon Mobil Corporation
Oracle Corporation
Vodafone PLC
SpouseChris Dornin, Oct. 20, 1981
ParentsIrving and Jean Boskin

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Michael Jay Boskin (born September 23, 1945 in New York City) is the T. M. Friedman Professor of Economics and Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He also is Chief Executive Officer and President of Boskin & Co., an economic consulting company.

Boskin holds B.A. with highest honors, M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in economics from the University of California, Berkeley, earned in 1967, 1968, and 1971 respectively. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

He joined Stanford University in 1970. He is a Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research.

In government he is best known for serving as chair of the Council of Economic Advisors under George H. W. Bush and as Chairman of a Congressional Advisory Commission on the Consumer Price Index. That commission, known as the Boskin Commission, is controversial for introducing changes into the calculation of the Consumer Price Index that some critics believe make the index report inflation as lower than it actually is.

Boskin has been a director of Exxon Mobil since 1996. He is also a director of Oracle Corporation, Shinsei Bank, and Vodafone Group plc. He serves on the Commerce Department's Advisory Committee on the National Income and Product Accounts. Boskin is the recipient of the Adam Smith Prize and other professional awards.

According to Patrick Buchanan, in Manufacturing, Boskin was sanguine about the transfer of United States manufacturing overseas.

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Dr. Michael Boskin, Hoover Institution senior fellow and Stanford University economist, explains that American economic growth would benefit from a smaller role for the federal government. Boskin delivered the seventh annual John W. Pope Lecture Feb. 15, 2011, at North Carolina State University. Video courtesy of CarolinaJournal.tv.
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Dr. Michael Boskin, Stanford University and Hoover Institution economist, discusses the need to rethink the federal government's proper role in providing services to American taxpayers. Boskin offered these comments during an interview for Carolina Journal Radio (CarolinaJournalRadio.com) Program No. 408. Video courtesy of CarolinaJournal.tv.
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Held 9/16/08. The Independent Institute presents the Alexis de Tocqueville Award to Archbishop Desmond Tutu, actor and director Andy Garcia, and entrepreneur William K. Bowes, Jr. at A Gala for Liberty.
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Held 9/16/08. The Independent Institute presents the Alexis de Tocqueville Award to Archbishop Desmond Tutu, actor and director Andy Garcia, and entrepreneur William K. Bowes, Jr. at A Gala for Liberty.
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Held 9/16/08. The Independent Institute presents the Alexis de Tocqueville Award to Archbishop Desmond Tutu, actor and director Andy Garcia, and entrepreneur William K. Bowes, Jr. at A Gala for Liberty.
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Held 9/16/08. The Independent Institute presents the Alexis de Tocqueville Award to Archbishop Desmond Tutu, actor and director Andy Garcia, and entrepreneur William K. Bowes, Jr. at A Gala for Liberty.
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Obama-GOP tax deal faces fight in Congress - San Francisco Chronicle Tweet this news
San Francisco Chronicle---Michael Boskin-, a Stanford University economist and former economic adviser to George HW Bush, said Obama "was in an atrocious economic position, ... - Date : Wed, 08 Dec 2010 08:10:01 GMT+00:00
"Did I Say 'End of the World?' I Meant 'Jobs'" - American Spectator (blog) Tweet this news
American Spectator (blog)--Like -Michael Boskin's- anti-stimulus piece in WSJ today, the EU experiment offers a strong argument against the 'green economy'. ... - Date : Wed, 01 Dec 2010 15:17:36 GMT+00:00
Robert H. Frank's Non-argument for Higher Tax Rates - Cato @ Liberty Tweet this news
Cato @ Liberty---...- higher is extremely dangerous to economic growth; Stanford economist -Michael Boskin- lists half a dozen of them in his latest Wall Street Journal op-ed. ... - Date : Wed, 01 Dec 2010 21:28:56 GMT+00:00
The manufacturing fallacy - BusinessWorld Online Tweet this news
BusinessWorld Online--While rejection of this presumption landed -Michael Boskin-, chairman of President George HW Bush's Council of Economic Advisers, in rough political waters, ... - Date : Tue, 31 Aug 2010 16:37:49 GMT+00:00
Searching for the One-Handed Economist - Fox and Hounds Daily (blog) Tweet this news
Fox and Hounds Daily (blog)---Michael Boskin-, of the Hoover Institution, responding on behalf of Whitman, said her plan is a "well-planned road map to create new jobs. ... - Date : Wed, 11 Aug 2010 15:00:57 GMT+00:00
Professors Criticize Meg Whitman's Economic Policy Plans - Daily Californian Tweet this news
Daily Californian--But Stanford University economics professor -Michael Boskin- insists Whitman's plan is designed to encourage economic growth and improve the efficiency of the ... - Date : Fri, 13 Aug 2010 04:33:31 GMT+00:00
The Economy Listeth - National Review Online (blog) Tweet this news
National Review Online (blog)--This week on Uncommon Knowledge, Hoover Institution economists -Michael Boskin- and Edward Lazear´┐Żthe first of whom served as chairman of the Council of ... - Date : Mon, 05 Jul 2010 22:25:07 GMT+00:00
The Lesson We Didn't Learn - National Review Online (blog) Tweet this news
National Review Online (blog)--Today on Uncommon Knowledge, -Michael Boskin- and Edward Lazear, both former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors, on their own profession, economics. ... - Date : Thu, 08 Jul 2010 13:19:43 GMT+00:00
Recovery? What Recovery? - National Review Online (blog) Tweet this news
National Review Online (blog)--Today on Uncommon Knowledge, economists -Michael Boskin-, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors under the first President Bush, and Edward Lazear, ... - Date : Wed, 07 Jul 2010 13:14:46 GMT+00:00
[Opinion] The Recession Dating Game - Journal of Turkish Weekly Tweet this news
Journal of Turkish Weekly--The optimism that emerged in the early stages of the recovery from the financial crisis and recession has given way to more sobering ... - Date : Mon, 26 Jul 2010 12:51:43 GMT+00:00

Government offices
Preceded by
Beryl W. Sprinkel
Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers
1989-1993
Succeeded by
Laura D'Andrea Tyson

Chairs of the Council of Economic Advisers

Nourse * Keyserling * Burns * Saulnier * Heller * Ackley * Okun * McCracken * Stein * Greenspan * Schultze * Weidenbaum * Feldstein * Sprinkel * Boskin * Tyson * Stiglitz * Yellen * Baily * Hubbard * Mankiw * Rosen * Bernanke * Lazear * Romer



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