Richard W. Rahn

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Richard W. Rahn (born January 9, 1942, in Rochester, New York) is an American economist who frequently writes for The Washington Times. He was the Vice President and Chief Economist of the United States Chamber of Commerce during the Reagan Administration and remains a staunch advocate of supply-side economics, small government, and classical liberalism. A senior fellow of the Cato Institute, Rahn received his M.B.A. from Florida State University, his Ph.D. from Columbia University, and an honorary Doctor of Laws from Pepperdine University.[1]

His articles have appeared in many newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The American Spectator, National Review, and international publications. From 2002 to 2008, he served on the Board of Directors of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority.[2]

Rahn is currently chairman of the Institute for Global Economic Growth, an organization that assists nations in implementing supply-side or "pro-growth" reforms.[3] According to his profile on the IGEG website he is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society, sits on the boards of numerous think-tanks and advocacy groups, and has testified on economic issues before the U.S. Congress over seventy-five times.[4] Rahn is also an Adjunct Professor at the Institute of World Politics.[5]

Academic career[edit]

Rahn developed the Rahn curve.

Personal[edit]

Rahn has been married three times (at least). Writing of her struggle to decide whether or not to marry him, Peggy Noonan mentions his having been married twice before.[6] In 1985, Rahn married Peggy Noonan, then a speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan.[7] The couple later divorced after five years of marriage.[8] He and Noonan have a son, Will Rahn.[9]

Books[edit]

  • 1999: The End of Money and the Struggle for Financial Privacy (ISBN 0963865420)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Richard W. Rahn, Cato Institute. Retrieved December 4, 2008.
  2. ^ Dr. Richard W. Rahn|About Us|Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, Cayman Islands Monetary Authority. Retrieved December 4, 2008.
  3. ^ http://www.igeg.org/Home_Page.html
  4. ^ Rahn, Institute for Global Economic Growth. Retrieved December 4, 2008.
  5. ^ "Richard W. Rahn". Retrieved January 30, 2013. 
  6. ^ Noonan, Peggy. What I Saw at the Revolution. New York: Ballantine Books, 1990.
  7. ^ http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,967310,00.html Hugh Sidey, "The Presidency: Of Poets and Word Processors, Time (magazine), May 2, 1988.
  8. ^ http://www.crisismagazine.com/september2004/morse.htm Anne Morse, "Meeting Peggy Noonan," Crisis Magazine, September, 2004.
  9. ^ Noonan, Peggy. What I Saw at the Revolution. New York: Ballantine Books, 1990.