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Douglas Holtz-Eakin, PhD Biography

Title:
President of the American Action Forum and former Director of the Congressional Budget Office
Position:
Con to the question "Should the Federal Minimum Wage Be Increased?"
Reasoning:

“Myriad research indicates that raising the minimum wage, while not destroying jobs, impedes job creation. That means an even slower recovery to full employment. California’s new bump in the minimum wage to $10 will prevent the creation of almost 200,000 new jobs. If every state followed suit, more than 2.3 million jobs across the country would never see the light of day.”

“Raising Minimum Wage Is Misguided Policy,” New York Times, Dec. 4, 2013

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Experts
Individuals with PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the minimum wage. 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 minimum wage.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • President, American Action Forum
  • Former President, DHE Consulting
  • Director of Domestic and Economic Policy, John McCain presidential campaign, 2007-2008
  • Senior Fellow, Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics, 2007-2008
  • Director, Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, 2006
  • Paul A. Volcker Chair in International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations, 2006
  • Director, Congressional Budget Office, 2003-2005
  • Chief Economist, President’s Council of Economic Advisers, 2001-2002
  • Senior Staff Economist, President’s Council of Economic Advisers, 1989-1990
  • Former Chairman & Trustee Professor of Economics, Maxwell Center for Policy Research, Syracuse University
  • Former Faculty Research Fellow and Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
  • Former Visiting Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, Heritage Foundation, and American Family Business Foundation
Education:
  • PhD, Economics, Princeton University, 1985
  • BA, Economics, Denison University, 1980
Contact Info:
Phone
202-559-6420, American Action Forum
Email
[email protected]
Website
American Action Forum profile
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @djheakin
  • Born on Feb. 3, 1958 in Pittsburgh, PA
Quoted in:
Should the Federal Minimum Wage Be Increased? – Pro & Con Quotes