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Ron Lambert
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645 economists, including six Nobel laureates, have signed a statement endorsing Governor Romney's economic plan. Link: http://economistsforromney.com/

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Statement in Support

We enthusiastically endorse Governor Mitt Romney’s economic plan to create jobs and restore economic growth while returning America to its tradition of economic freedom. The plan is based on proven principles: a more contained and less intrusive federal government, a greater reliance on the private sector, a broad expansion of opportunity without government favors for special interests, and respect for the rule of law including the decision-making authority of states and localities.

Applying these principles, Governor Romney would:

Reduce marginal tax rates on business and wage incomes and broaden the tax base to increase investment, jobs, and living standards.
End the exploding federal debt by controlling the growth of spending so federal spending does not exceed 20 percent of the economy.
Restructure regulation to end “too big to fail,” improve credit availability to entrepreneurs and small businesses, and increase regulatory accountability, and ensure that all regulations pass rigorous benefit-cost tests.
Improve our Social Security and Medicare programs by reducing their growth to sustainable levels, ensuring their viability over the long term, and protecting those in or near retirement.
Reform our healthcare system to harness market forces and thereby reduce costs and increase quality, empowering patients and doctors, rather than the federal bureaucracy.
Promote energy policies that increase domestic production, enlarge the use of all western hemisphere resources, encourage the use of new technologies, end wasteful subsidies, and rely more on market forces and less on government planners.
In stark contrast, President Obama has failed to advance policies that promote economic and job growth, focusing instead on increasing the size and scope of the federal government, which increases the debt, requires large tax increases, and burdens business with many new financial and health care regulations. The result is an anemic economic recovery and high unemployment. His future plans are to double down on the failed policies, which will only prolong slow growth and high unemployment.

President Obama has:

Relied on short-term “stimulus” programs, which provided little sustainable lift to the economy, and enacted and proposed significant tax increases for all Americans.
Offered no plan to reduce federal spending and stop the growth of the debt-to-GDP ratio.
Failed to propose Social Security reform and offered a Medicare proposal that relies on a panel of bureaucrats to set prices, quantities, and qualities of healthcare services.
Favored a large expansion of economic regulation across many sectors, with little regard for proper cost-benefit analysis and with a disturbing degree of favoritism toward special interests.
Enacted health care legislation that centralizes health care decisions and increases the power of the federal bureaucracy to impose one-size-fits-all solutions on patients and doctors, and creates greater incentives for waste.
Favored expansion of one-size-fits-all federal rulemaking, with an erosion of the ability of state and local governments to make decisions appropriate for their particular circumstances.
In sum, Governor Romney’s economic plan is far superior for creating economic growth and jobs than the actions and interventions President Obama has taken or plans to take in the future. This November, voters will make a fundamental choice between differing visions of America’s economic future.

Signed (affiliations listed for identification purposes only),

Gary Becker, Nobel laureate
James Buchanan, Nobel laureate
Robert Lucas, Nobel laureate
Robert Mundell, Nobel laureate
Edward Prescott, Nobel laureate
Myron Scholes, Nobel laureate

Burton Abrams, University of Delaware
James D. Adams, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Richard Adams, Oregon State University
Douglas Adie, Ohio University
Lee C. Adkins, Oklahoma State University
Richard Agnello, University of Delaware
James Ahiakpor, California State University, East Bay
Francis Ahking, University of Connecticut
William Albrecht, University of Iowa
Michael J. Alderson, Saint Louis University
John W. Allen, Texas A&M University
William Allen, University of California, Los Angeles
Fernando Alvarez, University of Chicago
Wayne Angell, Former Member, Federal Reserve Board
Joe Antos, American Enterprise Institute
J. J. Arias, Georgia College
Richard K. Armey, FreedomWorks
Nathan Ashby, University of Texas at El Paso
Christopher Azevedo, University of Central Missouri
Scott Baier, Clemson University
Charles Baird, California State University, East Bay
Eric Baklanoff, The University of Alabama
Spencer Banzhaf, Georgia State University
Robert J. Barro, Harvard University
William Beach, Alexandria, VA
Howard Beales, George Washington University
Stacie Beck, University of Delaware
Larry Belcher, Taylor University
Don Bellante, University of South Florida
Bruce Bender, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Lee Benham, Washington University in St. Louis
Michael Bennett, Curry College
Bill Beranek, University of Georgia
M. Douglas Berg, Sam Houston State University
Richard Bernstein, Temple University
Sanjai Bhagat, University of Colorado
Andrew Biggs, American Enterprise Institute
Robert Bise, Orange Coast College
Michael Block, University of Arizona
Cecil Bohanon, Ball State University
Michael Bond, University of Arizona
Carlos Bonilla, Airline Forecasts
Donald Booth, Chapman University
G. Geoffrey Booth, Michigan State University
Karl Borden, University of Nebraska
Michael Bordo, Rutgers University
George Borts, Brown Universiy
Michael Boskin, Stanford University
Edward H. Boss, Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability Illinois State Legislature
John Boyce, University of Calgary
John Boyd, University of Minnesota
Edward Boyer, Temple University
Gordon Brady, glbradygroup.com
Daniel Brandt, Chevy Chase, MD
Ike Brannon, American Action Forum
David Brat, Randolph-Macon College
Charles Breeden, Marquette University
Ivan Brick, Rutgers University
Alex Brill, American Enterprise Institute
Roger Brinner, The Parthenon Group
Wayne T. Brough, FreedomWorks
James N. Brown, Rice University
Jeffrey Brown, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
David P. Brown, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Edgar Browning, Texas A&M University
Eric Brucker, Widener University
Lawrence Brunner, Central Michigan University
Peter Brust, University of Tampa
Phillip Bryson, Brigham Young University
William K. Buchanan, Valdosta State University
Todd Buchholz, Sproglit, LLC
M. Northrup Buechner, St. John’s University
Van Bullock, New Mexico State University
Richard Burdekin, Claremont McKenna College
Richard Burkhauser, Cornell University
Andrew Busch, BMO Capital Markets
James Butkiewicz, University of Delaware
Henry Butler, George Mason University School of Law
William Butos, Trinity College
Frank Caliendo, Utah State University
Charles Calomiris, Columbia University
Colin Campbell, Dartmouth College
William Campbell, Louisiana State University
Robert Carey, Clemson University
Thomas Cargill, University of Nevada, Reno
Darcy Carr, Coastal Carolina University
James Carter, Vienna, VA
Mark Castelino, Rutgers Business School
Gary Caton, Montana State University
Richard J. Cebula, Jacksonville University
Dustin Chambers, Salisbury University
Don Chance, Louisiana State University
Robert Chatflield, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Kenneth Chilton, Lindenwood University
John Chipman, University of Minnesota
Barry R. Chiswick, George Washington University
Lawrence Cima, John Carroll University
Richard Clarida, Columbia University
Jim Clark, Wichita State University
Kenneth Clarkson, University of Miami
Warren Coats Jr., International Monetary Fund, retired
John P. Cochran, Metropolitan State University of Denver
John Cochrane, University of Chicago
John Cogan, Stanford University
John Coleman, Duke University
Boyd Collier, Tarleton State University
Peter Colwell, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
John Connaughton, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Michelle Connolly, Duke University
Michael Connolly, University of Miami
Thomas Cooley, New York University
Cathleen Coolidge, California State University, Chico
Russell Cooper, Pennsylvania State University
Kathleen Cooper, Southern Methodist University
Lee Coppock, University of Virginia
Bradford Cornell, California Institute of Technology
Michael Cosgrove, University of Dallas
Robert Costrell, University of Arkansas
Jim F. Couch, University of North Alabama
Joshua Coval, Harvard Business School
James Cover, University of Alabama
Ted Covey, McLean, VA
Eleanor Craig, University of Delaware
Nicole Crain, Lafayette College
W. Mark Crain, Lafayette College
Wayne Crews, Competitive Enterprise Institute
Thomas D. Crocker, University of Wyoming
John R. Crooker, University of Central Missouri
Dean Croushore, University of Richmond
Mario J. Crucini, Vanderbilt University
Ward Curran, Trinity College
David Cushman, Westminster College of PA
Carl Dahlman, US Department of Defense and RAND Corporation, retired
Michael Daniels, Columbus State University
Albert L. Danielsen, University of Georgia
Larry Dann, University of Oregon
Minh Dao, Eastern Illinois University
Michael Darby, UCLA Anderson School
Ronnie Davis, Florida Institute of Technology
Steven Davis, University of Chicago
J. Ronnie Davis, University of New Orleans
A. Edward Day, University of Central Florida
Harry DeAngelo, University of Southern California
Linda DeAngelo, University of Southern California
Stephen J. DeCanio, University of California, Santa Barbara
Clarence Deitsch, Ball State University
Robert Dekle, University of Southern California
Christopher DeMuth, Hudson Institute
Harold Demsetz, UCLA
David B. H. Denoon, New York University
Joseph DeSalvo, University of South Florida, Tampa
Allan DeSerpa, Arizona State University
William Dewald, Ohio State University
Phoebus Dhrymes, Columbia University
John Diamond, Rice University
Arthur M. Diamond, Jr., University of Nebraska at Omaha
William Dickneider, Palm Springs, CA
John Dobra, University of Nevada, Reno
Jeffrey Dorfman, University of Georgia
William Dougan, Clemson University
Christopher Douglas, University of Michigan – Flint
Joseph Duncan, Political and Economic Reserch Council
Floyd H. Duncan, Virginia Military Institute
Gerald Dwyer, Dwyer Economics
Richard Eastin, University of Southern California
John Eckalbar, California State University, Chico
Robert Orland Edmister, Bowling Green State University
John Egger, Towson University
Isaac Ehrlich, State University of New York, Buffalo
Martin Eichenbaum, Northwestern University
Kathryn Eickhoff, Eickhoff Economics Inc.
Jeff Eisenach, American Enterprise Institute
Charles Elson, University of Delaware
Elyas Elyasiani, Temple University
Alain Enthoven, Stanford University
Stephen Entin, Arlington, VA
Richard Ericson, East Carolina University
Dorla Evans, University of Alabama, Huntsville
James S. Fackler, University of Kentucky
Dino Falaschetti, Property and Environment Research Center
Frank Falero, California State University, Bakersfield
Eugene Fama, University of Chicago
Dorsey D. Farr, French Wolf & Farr
W. Ken Farr, Georgia College and State University
Michael Faulkender, University of Maryland
Christopher Fawson, Utah State University
Allen Featherstone, Kansas State University
Susan Feigenbaum, University of Missouri, St. Louis
Martin Feldstein, Harvard University
Paul Feldstein, University of California, Irvine
David Findlay, Colby College
Eric Fisher, California Polytechnic State University
Garry Fleming, Roanoke College
Christopher Flinn, New York University
Harold Flint, Montclair State University, retired
Kristin Forbes, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bill Ford, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, former
Ralph Frasca, University of Dayton
Michele Fratianni, Indiana University
Douglas Frechtling, George Washington University
Kenneth French, Dartmouth College
Gary French, Nathan Associates Inc.
Luke Froeb, Vanderbilt University
Kenneth C. Froewiss, NYU Stern School of Business
Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
Esther Gal-Or, University of Pittsburgh
B. Delworth Gardner, Brigham Young University
John Garen, University of Kentucky
Dave Garthoff, The University of Akron
Dermot Gately, New York University
James Gatti, University of Vermont
David Gay, University of Arkansas
Ted Gayer, Brookings Institution
Gregory Gelles, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Aaron Gellman, Northwestern University
Robert Genetski, Classicalprinciples.com
Moheb Ghali, Western Washington University
Joseph Giacalone, St. John’s University
Adam Gifford Jr., California State University
Ann B. Gillette, Kennesaw State University
David Gillette, Truman State University
Peter Gioia, Connecticut Business and Industry Association
James Giordano, Villanova University
Micha Gisser, University of New Mexico
William Glade, University of Texas, Austin, Professor Emeritus
Fred R. Glahe, University of Colorado, Boulder
Amy Glass, Texas A&M University
Frederick Goddard, University of Florida, retired
Charles Goetz, University of Virginia
Joao Gomes, University of Pennsylvania
Rodolfo A. Gonzalez, San Jose State University
Marvin Goodfriend, Carnegie Mellon University
Lawrence Goodman, Bergen County, NJ
John Goodman, National Center for Policy Analysis
Barry Goodwin, North Carolina State University
Richard Gordon, Pennsylvania State University
Eric Graber, University of Maryland University College
Bob Grady, Cheyenne Capital Fund
Daniel Graham, Duke University
J Edward Graham, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Phil Gramm, Former U.S. Senator, Texas
Wendy Gramm, Mercatus Center, retired
Richard Grant, Lipscomb University
Philip Graves, University of Colorado, Boulder
Anthony Greco, University of Louisiana, Lafayette
William Green, Sam Houston State University
Steven L. Green, Baylor University
Kenneth V. Greene, Binghamton University
Paul Gregory, University of Houston
Thomas Gresik, University of Notre Dame
Rachel Greszler, Bethesda, MD
Earl Grinols, Baylor University
Dan Gropper, Auburn University
Tim Groseclose, University of Southern California
Edward Guay, Wintonbury Risk Management
Darrin Gulla, University of Kentucky
Frank Gunter, Lehigh University, Colonel U.S. Marines, retired
RW Hafer, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Robert Hagemann, International Monetary Fund, Retired
Simon Hakim, Temple University
Dennis Halcoussis, California State University, Northridge
Brian Hall, Harvard Business School
Tom Hamilton, University of St. Thomas
Gary Hansen, UCLA
Jason Hansen, Naval Postgraduate School
Eric Hanushek, Stanford University
Stephen Happel, Arizona State University
Scott Harrington, University of Pennsylvania
Joseph Haslag, University of Missouri
John Haslem, University of Maryland
Jerome Hass, Johnson School, Cornell University
Kevin Hassett, American Enterprise Institute
Janice A. Hauge, University of North Texas
Arthur Havenner, University of California, Davis
Joel Hay, University of Southern California
Ling He, University of Central Arkansas
Daniel Heath, Georgetown University Law Center
Gilbert Heebner, Eastern University
Scott Hein, Texas Tech University
Robert Heller, Former Member, Federal Reserve Board
Robert Helms, American Enterprise Institute
John Helmuth, University of Michigan – Flint
Mike Helvacian, New Jersey Institute of Technology
James Henderson, Baylor University
Wallace Hendricks, University of Illinois
Robert Herren, Fargo, North Dakota
Jesse Hill, Tarrant County College
Evan Hillebrand, University of Kentucky
Dana Hoag, Colorado State University
Robert J. Hodrick, Columbia Business School
John Hoehn, Michigan State University
Arlene Holen, Technology Policy Institute
Douglas Holtz-Eakin, American Action Forum
Dale Hoover, North Carolina State University
Thomas Howard, University of Denver
Glenn Hubbard, Columbia University
Thomas Hubbard, Northwestern University
James L. Huffman, Lewis & Clark Law School
Forrest Huffman, Temple University
J. Christoper Hughen, University of Denver
E. Bruce Hutchinson, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Peter Hutchinson, Saint Vincent College
L. Dwight Israelsen, Utah State University
Austin Jaffe, Pennsylvania State University
Mark Jamison, University of Florida
Dennis Jansen, Texas A&M University
Sherry Jarrell, Wake Forest University
William P. Jennings, California State University, Northridge
Gerald Jensen, Northern Illinois University
D. Bruce Johnsen, George Mason University School of Law
Dennis Johnson, University of South Dakota
Douglas Joines, University of Southern California
Jerry Jordan, Pacific Academy
G. Donald Jud, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Richard Just, University of Maryland
Tim Kane, Hudson Institute
Alexander Katkov, Johnson & Wales University
Michael Kaylen, University of Missouri
Benjamin D. Keen, University of Oklahoma
David Kendall, University of Virginia
Joe Kennedy, former Chief Economist, Department of Commerce
Calvin Kent, Marshall University
Carl Kester, Harvard Business School
Naveen Khanna, Michigan State University
Richard Kilmer, University of Florida
Kent Kimbrough, Duke University
Don Koch, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, former
Meir Kohn, Dartmouth College
Betty Kouo, Caterpillar Inc.
Melvyn Krauss, Stanford University
Marie-Josée Kravis, Hudson Institute
Robert Krol, California State University, Northridge
Randy Kroszner, University of Chicago
Anne Krueger, Former World Bank Chief Economist
Cory Krupp, Duke University
Penny Kugler, University of Central Missouri
Ben Kyer, Francis Marion University
Richard La Near, Missouri Southern State University
Francis Laatsch, University of Southern Mississippi
Curt Lacy, University of Georgia
Arthur Laffer, Laffer Associates
William Laird, Florida State University
Deepak Lal, UCLA
Douglas Lamdin, University of Maryland Baltimore County
Daniel Landau, University of Connecticut
William Landes, University of Chicago
Nicholas Lash, Loyola University Chicago
Edward Lazear, Stanford University
Don Leet, California State University, Fresno
Norman Lefton, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
Kenneth Lehn, University of Pittsburgh
Carol Leisenring, University of Pennsylvania, retired
Thomas Lenard, Technology Policy Institute
David Leonard, Miami University
Adam Lerrick, American Enterprise Institute
David Lesmond, Tulane University
Irving Leveson, Leveson Consulting
Philip Levy, University of Virginia
Peter Lewin, University of Texas, Dallas
W. Cris Lewis, Utah State University
Stan Liebowitz, University of Texas, Dallas
Dean Lillard, Ohio State University
Tony Lima, California State University, East Bay
Hwan Lin, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Jody Lipford, Presbyterian College
Luis Locay, University of Miami
Francis Longstaff, UCLA Anderson School
James R. Lothian, Fordham University
John Lott, Burke, VA
Lawrence Lovik, Consultant
Mark Lund, Luther College
John Lunn, Hope College
R. Ashley Lyman, University of Idaho
Maurice MacDonald, Kansas State University
Glenn MacDonald, Washington University in St. Louis
John Makin, American Enterprise Institute
Keith Malone, University of North Alabama
David Malpass, Encima Global
Yuri Maltsev, Carthage College
Gershon Mandelker, University of Pittsburgh
Greg Mankiw, Harvard University
Henry Manne, George Mason University Law School
Richard L. Manning, Arlington, VA
Richard D. Marcus, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Anthony Marino, University of Southern California
Michael L. Marlow, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Noralyn Marshall, Risk Management Advisors
Richard Marston, Wharton School
Deryl Martin, Tennessee Technological University
Timothy Mathews, Kennesaw State University
Aparna Mathur, American Enterprise Institute
John Matsusaka, University of Southern California
David Mayers, University of California, Riverside
Thomas Mayor, University of Houston
John McArthur, Wofford College
Bennett McCallum, Carnegie Mellon University
J. Huston McCulloch, Ohio State University
John McDowell, Arizona State University
Martin McGuire, University of California-Irvine
John McKissick, University of Georgia
Francis McLaughlin, Boston College
W. Douglas McMillin, Louisiana State University
William Megginson, University of Oklahoma
Roger Meiners, University of Texas at Arlington
Will Melick, Kenyon College
Allan Meltzer, Carnegie Mellon University
Kimberly Mencken, Baylor University
Enrique Mendoza, University of Maryland
Stephen Mennemeyer, University of Alabama at Birmingham
John Merrifield, University of Texas-San Antonio
Jim Mietus, Office of Management and Budget, retired
Todd Milbourn, Washington University in St. Louis
Tom Miller, American Enterprise Institute
Geoffrey Miller, New York University
James D. Miller, Smith College
Jim Miller, OMB Director 1985-1988
Jon Miller, jrmecon@uidaho.edu
Dan Miller, Arlington, VA
Mario Miranda, Ohio State University
Jeffrey Miron, Harvard University
Ed Miseta, Pennsylvania State University
James Moncur, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Wilbur Monroe, US Treasury Department, retired
Michael Montgomery, University of Maine
Velma Montoya, University of California
Ron Moomaw, Oklahoma State University
John C. Moorhouse, Wake Forest University
Paul Morgan, Westmont College
Barry Morris, University of North Alabama
Steve Morse, University of Tennessee
Tim Muris, George Mason University
John E. Murray, Rhodes College
Frank Murray, University of Minnesota
David B. Mustard, University of Georgia
Richard F. Muth, Emory University
Steven Myers, University of Akron
Paula Nas, University of Michigan-Flint
George Neumann, University of Iowa
Robert Newman, Louisiana State University
Robert D. Niehaus, Robert D. Niehaus, Inc.
Michael Niemira, International Coucil of Shopping Centers, Inc.
Daniel O’Brien, McLean, VA
Dave O’Neill, Baruch College
June O’Neill, Former Director of the Congressional Budget Office
James B. O’Neill, University of Delaware
Norman Obst, Michigan State University
Lee Ohanian, UCLA
Lydia Ortega, San Jose State University
Donald Oswald, California State University, Bakersfield
Walton Padelford, Union University
Richard Palfin, Economic Analysis
Joe Parcell, University of Missouri
Stephen Parente, University of Minnesota
Randall Parker, East Carolina University
Donald Parsons, George Washington University
Douglas Patterson, Virginia Tech
George G. Pennacchi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Tim Perri, Appalachian State University
Mark Perry, University of Michigan-Flint, American Enterprise Institute
Christopher Phelan, University of Minnesota
Tomas J. Philipson, University of Chicago
G. Michael Phillips, California State University, Northridge
Gordon Phillips, University of Southern California
Charles Phillips, Jr, Washington and Lee University
Mario Picconi, University of San Diego
John Pisciotta, Baylor University
William Poole, Former President, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Michael Porter, Harvard University
Roger Porter, Harvard University
Barry Poulson, University of Colorado Boulder
John Powers, The University of Cincinnati
Robert Premus, Wright State University
Joseph Prinzinger, Lynchburg College
R. L. Promboin, University of Maryland University College
Stephen Pruitt, University of Missouri, Kansas City
Richard W. Rahn, Institute for Global Economic Growth
Garey Ramey, University of California, San Diego
Valerie Ramey, University of California, San Diego
James Ramsey, New York University
David Ranson, H.C. Wainwright & Co. Economics Inc.
Brian Reardon, Venn Strategies, LLC
James Refalo, California State University, Los Angeles
Martin Regalia, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Ralph Reiland, Robert Morris University
Jon Reisman, University of Maine at Machias
Robert Rencher, Liberty University
Thomas Rhee, California State University, Long Beach
Mark William Rider, Georgia State University
Christine Ries, Georgia Institute of Technology
Mario Rizzo, New York University
Gary Robbins, Fiscal Associates
Nancy Roberts, Arizona State University
Philip Romero, University of Oregon
David Rose, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Harvey Rosen, Princeton University
Joshua Rosett, Claremont McKenna College
Larry Ross, University of Alaska Anchorage
Robert Rossana, Wayne State University
Louis F. Rossiter, The College of William and Mary
Timothy Roth, University of Texas at El Paso
James Roumasset, University of Hawaii
Charles Rowley, George Mason University
Paul Rubin, Emory University
John Ruggiero, University of Dayton
Philip Jay Rushing, University of Illinois
Nathan Russell, Patrick Henry College
Thomas C. Rustici, George Mason University
John Rutledge, Claremont Graduate University
Don Sabbarese, Kennesaw State University
Anthony Sanders, George Mason University
Jonathan Sandy, University of San Diego
Gary Santoni, Ball State University
Atulya Sarin, Santa Clara University
Eric A. Sartell, Whitworth University
Raymond Sauer, Clemson University
Robert Sauer, University of Bristol
Jennifer Savage, Orange Coast College
E.S. Savas, Baruch College/CUNY
Thomas Schaap, Bellsouth Corporation
Jim Schallheim, University of Utah
Michael Schuyler, Arlington, VA
Loren Scott, Louisiana State University
John Seater, North Carolina State University
Roger Sedjo, Resources for the Future
Robert Seeley, Wilkes University
Richard Selden, University of Virginia
Barry Seldon, Florida State University
David Shaffer, Villanova University
Sol S. Shalit, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Alan Shapiro, University of Southern California
Tim Sheesley, Xcel Energy
Steven Sheffrin, Tulane University
Gary L. Shelley, East Tennessee State University
Judy Shelton, Atlas Economic Research Foundation
Ann Sherman, DePaul University
George Shultz, Former Secretary of the Treasury
Werner Sichel, Western Michigan University
Laurence Siegel, Chartered Financial Analyst Institute
Don Siegel, University at Albany, SUNY
Jonathan Silberman, Oakland University
Jay Edward Simkin, The Stratecon Group LLC
Andrei Simonov, Michigan State University
Evangelos Otto Simos, University of New Hampshire
Eric Sims, University of Notre Dame
Neil Skaggs, Illinois State University
Chuck Skipton, University of Tampa
Timothy F. Slaper, Indiana Business Research Center
Scott Smart, Indiana University
Amy Smith, Arlington, VA
Janet Kiholm Smith, Claremont McKenna College
James F. Smith, EconForecaster, LLC
Richard L. Smith, University of California, Riverside
Donald Snyder, Utah State University
Douglas Southgate, Ohio State University
Lawrence Southwick, University at Buffalo
Chester Spatt, Carnegie Mellon University
David Spencer, Brigham Young University
Peter Sperry, Woodbridge, VA
Frank Spreng, McKendree University
Stan Spurlock, Mississippi State University
Michael Staten, University of Arizona
Robert Stauffer, Roanoke College
Craig Stephenson, Babson College
Derek Stimel, Menlo College
Thomas Stoker, MIT
Joe Stone, University of Oregon
Avanidhar Subrahmanyam, UCLA
Gerry Suchanek , University of Iowa
Daniel Sumner, University of California, Davis
Shirley Svorny, California State University, Northridge
Phillip Swagel, University of Maryland
Joseph Swanson, Northwestern University
Richard Sweeney, Georgetown University
Moshe Syrquin, University of Miami
Robert Tamura, Clemson University
T. Craig Tapley, University of Florida
Jason Taylor, Central Michigan University
John Taylor, Stanford University
Rebecca Thacker, Ohio University
Teresa Tharp, Valencia College
Stephen Thode, Lehigh University
Shawn Thomas, University of Pittsburgh
James Thornton, Eastern Michigan University
William Thralls, Johnson & Wales University
Walter Thurman, North Carolina State University
Jerry Thursby, Georgia Institute of Technology
Stephen A. Tolbert, Montgomery County Community College (PA)
Robert D. Tollison, Clemson University
Dang Tran, California State University, Los Angeles
Richard Trethewey, Kenyon College
Charles Trzcinka, Indiana University, Bloomington
K.C. Tseng, California State University, Fresno
George P. Tsetsekos, Drexel University
David G. Tuerck, Suffolk University
Roger Tutterow, Mercer Univiersity
A. Sinan Unur, Cornell University
Kamal Upadhyaya, University of New Haven
Charles Upton, Kent State University
T. Norman Van Cott, Ball State University
Larry Van Horn, Vanderbilt University
James VanderHoff, Rutgers University-Newark
David VanHoose, Baylor University
Karen Vaughn, George Mason University
Richard Vedder, Ohio University
George Viksnins, Georgetown University
J. Antonio Villamil, St. Thomas University
Richard Wagner, George Mason University
Donald Walker, Indiana University of PA
Ralph Walkling, Drexel University
Sherri Wall, University of Alaska Fairbanks
William Walstad, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Ronald Ward, University of Florida
John Warner, Clemson University
Kevin Warsh, Stanford University
Mark Warshawsky, Social Security Advisory Board
Alan Rufus Waters, California State University, Fresno
Robert Weaver, Pennsylvania State University
Bruce Webb, Gordon College
Leon L. Wegge, University of California, Davis
Murray Weidenbaum, Washington University in St. Louis
Andrew Weintraub, Temple University
Walter Wessels, North Carolina State University
Robert Whaples, Wake Forest University
J. Gregg Whittaker, William Jewell College
Steven Wiggins, Texas A&M University
Michael E. Williams, University of Denver
Gary Williams, Texas A&M University
Paul Wilson, Clemson University
Wayne Winegarden, Arduin, Laffer & Moore Econometrics
Paul Winfree, Arlington, VA
Michael Wohlgenant, North Carolina State University
Charles Wolf, Hoover Institution
Gary Wolfram, Hillsdale College
Jeffrey Wrase, Washington, DC
Gene Wunder, Washburn University
Colin Wright, Claremont Mckenna College
Steve B. Wyatt, Miami University
Frank Wykoff, Pomonoa College
Tetsuji Yamada, Rutgers University
Yong Yang, Ford Motor Company
DeVon Yoho, Ball State University
Nancy Yonge, Center for American Strength
Mokhlis Zaki, Northern Michigan University
John Zdanowicz, Florida International University
Kate Zhou, University of Hawaii
Jerry Zimmerman, University of Rochester
Robert Zoellick, Former President of the World Bank
Benjamin Zycher, American Enterprise Institute


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Foust
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Thanks for the actual list of names, that's not spammy at all.
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TomDavidson
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Hey, I don't mind the list.
I'm just curious how many geologists share Ron's belief that the Earth is a few thousand years old, and how many signatures it would take attesting to the contrary to change his mind. [Smile]

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Thanks for the actual list of names, that's not spammy at all.
Ron's constantly accused of lying*; a link to the names I'm sure would suffice, but still it's hard to fault him for posting the whole list in that context.

*Not to say he doesn't bring that on himself, but it doesn't really change this situation.

Hobbes [Smile]

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Is there literally no monetary policy referenced by economistsforromney, like literally none at all

Has romney ever described anything whatsoever about how he's ending "too big to fail" or is this just a sort of faith-based assertion or like seriously what

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Also hey ron you never answered my question, I see you're still around, you should do that
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As a data point, the list names four Northwestern faculty members. Between Weinberg and Kellogg, we have over 140 faculty members who are economists. Of the four on the list one is an emeritus professor in transportation and another is a visiting scholar. Only two, Eichenbaum and Hubbard are listed in what the department of economics calls the "Econ Community" at NU.
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I have a document signed by 1000 people stating that the Earth is flat.

Where do I submit it so as to get all the encyclopedias changed?

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I think a more important question is: how many economists are there total? 645 sounds impressive, but is that actually a lot? And how are we defining economist? Kate suggests that the number is actually quite high, and as in something like climate science, their actual specialty might not really be the right kind of economics at all.
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quote:
Originally posted by kmbboots:
As a data point, the list names four Northwestern faculty members. Between Weinberg and Kellogg, we have over 140 faculty members who are economists. Of the four on the list one is an emeritus professor in transportation and another is a visiting scholar. Only two, Eichenbaum and Hubbard are listed in what the department of economics calls the "Econ Community" at NU.

Pretty much par for the course for the "list of people who support a thing I like" trope. They often represent a minority or even fringe view and are not well vetted, often including many individuals who are not credentialed in relevant fields. They count on the fact that 600 sounds like a big number without considering how large the field actually is, especially given their loose definition of economist.

Project Steve demonstrates the flaw of "long list of names" form of argument pretty elegantly. Surely with such a long list of names, Ron is in agreement with the Project Steve signatories.

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Steve B. Wyatt, Miami University
Steven Wiggins, Texas A&M University
Steven Sheffrin, Tulane University
Steven Myers, University of Akron
Steve Morse, University of Tennessee
Steven L. Green, Baylor University
Steven Davis, University of Chicago

Oh no, ron's list only has seven steves!

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Okay let me dredge up the University of Colorado dudes on this list.

Barry Poulson
Sanjai Bhagat
Philip Graves
Fred R. Glahe

A ~startling total~ of four. One doesn't even teach anymore and instead works with ALEC and Americans for Prosperity. Ok! That's like, three percent of the total economics profs, quite a lot of support I am sure.

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OK, I'll play. I'm in Utah, so...

Jim Schallheim, University of Utah

1 of 32 Dept of Economics faculty members.


Phillip Bryson, Brigham Young University
B. Delworth Gardner, Brigham Young University
David Spencer, Brigham Young University

2 of 26 faculty members (Gardner is not listed as a member of the Economics faculty - he is now a fellow with a Libertarian think tank)

Usually these statements are blasted out to everyone in the field using professional and institutional directories. It's fair bet that the 90+% of the faculty that did not sign the statement also did have it sent to them.

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That's a fun game to be honest, pick q state that you live in and vet the profs.
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From CUNY we have 1 professor out of 84 (give or take).

From UTEP we have 2 professors out of 8.

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quote:
Originally posted by Blayne Bradley:
That's a fun game to be honest, pick q state that you live in and vet the profs.

It is a fun game isn't it. I am a riot at parties! [Party]
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Karl Borden, University of Nebraska-Kearney
He seems to be in the "Finance and Accounting" department, not the Economics department as you might expect. His education seems to be in getting his MBA and education degrees. There are 11 professors in the Finance department, and 10 in the Economics department.

Arthur M. Diamond, Jr., University of Nebraska at Omaha
He is in the Department of Economics. Nine professors in department. Ugly website.

William Walstad, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Professor of Economics, so that's good. Twenty-One economics professors here.


So out of 40 economics professors, two have signed it. I personally wouldn't count Dr. Borden as an "economist", but maybe I don't have enough info to judge that.

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There are four signatories from the entire state of Wisconsin. Of those, three are from the Finance, Investment, and Banking department of UW-Milwaukee; one of those is an adjunct. The other is one of sixty-eight faculty in the Economics department at UW-Madison. No other colleges and no other departments are represented.

I just want to point out, though, that while this is a fun exercise, it's by no means any more meaningful than the original list.

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quote:
Originally posted by TomDavidson:
I just want to point out, though, that while this is a fun exercise, it's by no means any more meaningful than the original list.

Uh, yeah, duh? none of us have listed a home state Steve yet.
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quote:
Originally posted by Strider:
I have a document signed by 1000 people stating that the Earth is flat.

Where do I submit it so as to get all the encyclopedias changed?

Are all 1000 of these people geologists? Ron's list clearly states it's 645 people whose titles match the subject, not just any person.
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quote:
Originally posted by Xavier:
Karl Borden, University of Nebraska-Kearney
He seems to be in the "Finance and Accounting" department, not the Economics department as you might expect. His education seems to be in getting his MBA and education degrees. There are 11 professors in the Finance department, and 10 in the Economics department.

Arthur M. Diamond, Jr., University of Nebraska at Omaha
He is in the Department of Economics. Nine professors in department. Ugly website.

William Walstad, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Professor of Economics, so that's good. Twenty-One economics professors here.


So out of 40 economics professors, two have signed it. I personally wouldn't count Dr. Borden as an "economist", but maybe I don't have enough info to judge that.

Professor Walstad's office is in the building next to mine. I'll stop by and ask him what's up.
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Why aren't more economists billionaires?
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quote:
Originally posted by TomDavidson:
There are four signatories from the entire state of Wisconsin. Of those, three are from the Finance, Investment, and Banking department of UW-Milwaukee; one of those is an adjunct. The other is one of sixty-eight faculty in the Economics department at UW-Madison. No other colleges and no other departments are represented.

I just want to point out, though, that while this is a fun exercise, it's by no means any more meaningful than the original list.

This isn't about WHY Tom but about WHY NOT!? I am NOT about to let a bunch of egghead "Fact Checkers" get in the way of whats convenient for me.
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Oklahoma State University - 1 out of 24.
Ron Moomaw has retired and moved to Virgina.

1 out of 19 for University of Oklahoma, Economics (Where I am an Economics Major.)
2 if you still include William Megginson who has a PhD in Finance, and is not on the Economics staff.

According to the Department of Labor there were 15,000 Non-Academic Economists in the United States in 2008.

900 new Ph.D's are given out in Economics each year.

A quick search hasn't turned up the total number of Academic Economists.

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I'm kind of disappointed that there isn't anybody from the University of Kansas on the list. I don't know anybody in the econ dept. there personally, but I know people who do, and could probably have gotten information about the people who'd endorsed.
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I liked Albert Einstein's response to 100 Authors Against Einstein. "If I had been wrong, then one would have been enough."
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One problem with economics is that is gets flooded with ideological bias. On both sides. Also money (yes the irony is evident) since many of these professors are on boards for major financial institutions.
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quote:
Originally posted by Orincoro:
I liked Albert Einstein's response to 100 Authors Against Einstein. "If I had been wrong, then one would have been enough."

Yep, that's a great one. [Big Grin]

Truth is not determined via consensus.

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Nor, as in the case of that particular book, is incredulity sufficient criticism.
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Lyrhawn: Professor Walstad's office is in the building next to mine. I'll stop by and ask him what's up.

I've been monitoring Romney's position statements very closely, and he has yet to publicly release anything that could be described as an economic plan.
(Sorry, "People as rich as me pay too much in taxes" ain't an economic plan)
So I find myself wondering what the heck those "economist"s are endorsing.

[ September 22, 2012, 09:01 AM: Message edited by: aspectre ]

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They're endorsing a republican presidential candidate. Was that not obvious?
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quote:
Originally posted by aspectre:

So I find myself wondering what the heck those "economist"s are endorsing.

Warm and comforting platitudes that light like sugar-fairies upon the ears of those who still want to believe in trickle-down economics.
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One of these esteemed persons tased a college freshman through a doorknob. True story. Oh. He was a college senior at the time.
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I was already to play the game with my own school, but no names from the University of Louisville. Darn!
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