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Columbia's R. Glenn Hubbard Has Been Nominated to Head the Council of Economic Advisers

R. Glenn Hubbard

R. Glenn Hubbard, Russell L. Carson Professor of Economics and Finance and co-director of the Entrepreneurship Program at Columbia, has been nominated by President George W. Bush to head the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA).

A long-time advocate for tax cuts Hubbard, 42, will become chairman of the three- member panel if confirmed by the Senate, said White House spokesman Ari Fleisher. Hubbard's expertise will be useful to President Bush as he tries to get his $1.6 trillion tax cut through Congress.

As an economist and supporter of tax cuts, Hubbard's work has earned him positions with two conservative organizations in Washington, D.C. He was a fellow at the American Council for Capital Formation and presently directs the tax policy program at the American Enterprise Institute think tank.

He has past experience in government, having worked as deputy assistant secretary of Treasury during the 1990s George H. W. Bush administration.

Hubbard, author, co-author or editor of several books and author of more than 90 scholarly articles, taught at Northwestern prior to joining Columbia in 1988.

Published: Mar 08, 2001
Last modified: Sep 18, 2002

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