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David R. Malpass (born March 8, 1956) is an American economist and also ran in the 2010 Republican primary for U.S. Senate in New York. He is the founder and president of Encima Global LLC, an economic research and consulting firm based in New York City. He served as Deputy Assistant Treasury Secretary under President Ronald Reagan, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State under President George H. W. Bush, and Chief Economist at Bear Stearns. He was highly positive about the state of the US economy in 2007, optimistically defending it despite its partial crash later that year. Malpass campaigned to unseat appointed Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in the 2010 U.S. Senate Special Election in New York, but he lost the Republican primary on September 14, 2010.
During the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, Malpass worked on an array of economic, budget, and foreign policy issues including small business promotion throughout Latin America, and the 1986 tax cut. Malpass served as the Republican staff director of Congress’s Joint Economic Committee from 1989–1990, and, more recently, as a member of Congress’s blue-ribbon panel on budget scoring from 2002-2003.
Malpass worked at Bear Stearns for 15 years and spent six of those years as the firm's chief economist. Malpass' team ranked second in the Institutional Investor ranking of Wall Street economists in 2005, 2006, and 2007.
Malpass founded Encima Global in June 2008. As head of Encima Global, Malpass provides daily in-depth analysis of global economic and political trends relevant to institutional investors.
Malpass authors a column in Forbes magazine and is a regular contributor to the op-ed section of the Wall Street Journal. He is also a frequent TV commentator. From 1977 to 1983 Malpass worked in Portland Oregon for Esco Corporation (steel), Arthur Andersen (where he became a licensed CPA), and Consolidated Supply (plumbing wholesaler.) In 2012, he wrote a chapter entitled 'Sound Money, Sound Policy' in The 4% Solution: Unleashing the Economic Growth America Needs, published by the George W. Bush Presidential Center.
Malpass sits on the boards of the Economic Club of New York and the New Mountain Financial Corporation. He is also a former director of the National Committee on United States-China Relations and the Council of the Americas.
In the wake of the Financial crisis of 2007–08 in early 2007, Malpass wrote a piece in Forbes entitled The Triple Deficit Paralyzes Policy Vision. He criticized any doubt: "The U.S. has a powerful, growing economy, yet we pro-ject the “wrong path” image of an aging society drowning in debt and burdening the world with risk. This gloomy fiction distorts our domestic and international economic policymaking." He then assured: "Despite dire fiscal predictions the federal budget is on a trend that could bring it into balance at the end of the decade," seeing a vast improvement since the Clinton administration. Throughout the article Malpass stresses the strength of the US economy and economic policies, slamming those who criticized it. He also advised not to be afraid of fiscal, trade and savings deficits in favor of reforms that contributed to a "mistaken image of U.S. financial collapse"; then suggested a complete liberalization of the economy, but admitted that - due to trade-deficit phobia - this was unlikely to occur. Finally, Malpass concluded that low confidence in the booming US economy was the only problem it was currently facing.
Chairman of GrowPac
David Malpass is the Chairman of GrowPac.com, a political organization dedicated to renewing America’s commitment to smaller government, individual freedom, private sector growth and strong national security. When founded in October 2010, Grow PAC's immediate objective was to help elect members of Congress who will stop the uncontrolled federal spending and debt increases and encourage private sector job growth in New York. Its broader purpose is to support positive ideas and candidates nationwide to meet the hard challenges facing our country. Grow PAC will work with private sector leaders, the policy world, and candidates and elected officials to produce concrete workable solutions.
U.S. Senate campaign (2010)
Malpass won a place on the primary ballot at the 2010 New York GOP Convention with the support of 33 out of 62 counties statewide, more than any other candidate. He earned 41% of the weighted vote on the first ballot. Malpass was opposed by Bruce Blakeman, a former Nassau county legislator and unsuccessful candidate for state comptroller, and former Congressman Joseph DioGuardi, the Conservative Party of New York State nominee who petitioned for his position on the primary ballot.
In the primary held on 14 September 2010 DioGuardi defeated Malpass 42% to 38%, with Blakeman receiving 21%.
As a columnist, Malpass has been a critic of government spending and taxation levels in the United States. He has referred to Washington’s legislative and regulatory culture as being “possessed” by a “culture of tax-and-spend” (Washington Possessed), and has warned that Washington’s ongoing expansion threatens to bring about “a fundamental deterioration in America’s private sector.”  He has written that “[S]mall businesses are the nation’s critical engine for growth, innovation and job creation, yet they are being starved for credit and slammed with more taxes, government directives and litigation exposure”
In a National Review column on March 19, 2010, Malpass stated that the financial regulation bill then under consideration would “add more to Washington’s power and bureaucracy without fixing core problems.”  He wrote, "Rather than creating a new oversight department that expands Washington’s regulatory power, it would be better to use this opportunity – per the Obama Administration’s notion of not letting a crisis go to waste – to streamline and concentrate the many existing consumer financial regulations in one place”.
The National Review reports that Malpass “calls for defunding Obamacare and having Congress look at health-care challenges, such as preexisting conditions, one at a time. He has advocated for tort reform, to help rein in costly litigiousness, and such pro-consumer measures as tax-free health savings accounts”.
Endorsements and supporters
Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani endorsed David Malpass on September 7, 2010, who praises him as a "lifelong fiscal conservative" who's the best choice to take on incumbent Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in November.
On September 12, 2010 David Malpass received the endorsement of Crain's New York Business: "The last thing New York needs is a Wizard-of-Oz candidacy in which our junior senator ignores her challenger and does her talking in 30-second commercials. Mr. Malpass has the wherewithal to engage her, and we endorse him in the Republican primary..." 
Westchester Rising Publications endorsed David Malpass on September 12, 2010: "The Republican Party in New York State needs new leadership and new candidates to tap into voter discontent over taxes, spending and debt here in New York State and in Washington DC. In the GOP Primary for U.S. Senate, to determine who will face off against Democrat Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, we endorse David Malpass." 
Malpass lost the primary election.
Malpass holds a BA in physics from Colorado College and an MBA from the University of Denver. He studied international economics at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. He speaks Spanish, Russian, and French.
Malpass and his wife, Adele Obermayer, grand-daughter of Navy captain, Neville Levy, live in New York City with their four children, Emily, 14, Julia, 10, Robert, 16, and Peter, 4. They have been residents of New York for nearly two decades. Malpass is a native of northern Michigan.
- "National Review Author Profile".
- Republican ex-finance honcho David Malpass shooting for Kirsten Gillibrand's Senate seat, by Celeste Katz and David Saltonstall, Daily News, 15 April 2010, 
- Malpass, David (October 7, 2009). "Wall Street Journal". The Wall Street Journal.
- http://www.newmountainfinance.com/our-team/david-r-malpass. Missing or empty
- "NCUSCR Board of Directors".
- The Triple Deficit Paralyzes Policy Vision, Forbes, David Malpass, 1/12/2007
- Beth Fouhy (AP) (April 14, 2010). "David Malpass For Senate: Republican Economist To Challenge Gillibrand". The Huffington Post.
- Malpass: The Strategy
- David Malpass (June 28, 2010). "Shakedown". Forbes.
- Raymond J. Keating (June 29, 2010). "David Malpass Runs for Senate". The National Review.
- "Blogs". Daily News (New York).
- "David Malpass for the GOP", The New York Sun, 4 June 2010
- "For the GOP: David Malpass", The New York Post, 1 September 2010
- "David Malpass Challenging Kirsten Gillibrand for U.S. Senate"
- "New York, Class I Special Election Senate Primary Results". Politico. September 14, 2010. Retrieved October 2, 2010.
- "U.S. Senate hopeful seeks to unseat Gillibrand" Howard W. Appell, The Livingston County News, 14 July 2010]
- David Malpass for U.S. Senate (Official Campaign Website)
- Encima Global
- David Malpass for the GOP
- Malpass First on the Air in Senate Race
- GOP Senate Hopeful Targets Debt
- David Malpass Runs for Senate
- Senate Candidate Outlines His Strengths
- Kudlow to Malpass: 'Run David, Run!'
- Don't Panic About the Credit Market, David Malpass, 2007
- More Corruption: Bear Stearns Falsified Information as Raters Shrugged