Paul McCracken (economist)

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Paul McCracken
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8th Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers
In office
February 4, 1969 – December 31, 1971
President Richard Nixon
Preceded by Art Okun
Succeeded by Herbert Stein
Personal details
Born Paul Winston McCracken
(1915-12-29)December 29, 1915
Richland, Iowa, U.S.
Died August 3, 2012(2012-08-03) (aged 96)
Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Emily Siler (1942–2005)
Education William Penn University (BA)
Harvard University (MA, PhD)

Paul Winston McCracken (December 29, 1915 – August 3, 2012) was an American economist born in Richland, Iowa.

He held an M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University in Economics and a B.A. from William Penn University.[1][2] He was the Edmund Ezra Day Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Business Administration, Economics, and Public Policy at the University of Michigan.[1] McCracken was chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisors from 1969 to 1971 under President Richard Nixon.[1] In 1976 he was elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.[3] He chaired the American Enterprise Institute's Council of Academic Advisors and served as interim president of the institute in 1986.[1]

He died on August 3, 2012 at age 96.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Paul W. McCracken". Nixon Library and Museum. Retrieved February 21, 2011. 
  2. ^ Chan, S., "Paul W. McCracken, Adviser to Presidents, Dies at 96", The New York Times, AUG. 3, 2012, accessed December 15, 2016, from https://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/04/us/politics/paul-w-mccracken-adviser-to-presidents-dies-at-96.html
  3. ^ View/Search Fellows of the ASA, accessed 2016-08-20.
  4. ^ "Remembering Paul W. McCracken, 1915-2012, Professor Emeritus and Presidential Adviser". Archived from the original on 2013-10-09. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Art Okun
Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers
1969–1971
Succeeded by
Herbert Stein
Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
William Baroody
President of the American Enterprise Institute
Acting

1986
Succeeded by
Christopher DeMuth