Glenn Hubbard (economist)
|Dean of Columbia Business School|
July 1, 2004
|Preceded by||Meyer Feldberg|
|Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers|
May 11, 2001 – February 28, 2003
|President||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Martin Baily|
|Succeeded by||Greg Mankiw|
|Born||Robert Glenn Hubbard
September 4, 1958
Orlando, Florida, U.S.
|Education||University of Central Florida (BA, BS)
Harvard University (MA, PhD)
Natural resource economics
|Benjamin M. Friedman
Jerry A. Hausman
|Information at IDEAS / RePEc|
Robert Glenn Hubbard (born September 4, 1958) is an American economist and academic. He is currently the Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, where he is also Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics. Hubbard previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of the Treasury from 1991 to 1993, and as Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors from 2001 to 2003.
Born September 4, 1958, Hubbard was raised in Apopka, Florida, a suburb of Orlando, Florida. His father taught at a local community college and his mother taught at a high school. Hubbard's younger brother, Gregg, is a member of the country-pop band Sawyer Brown.
Hubbard is an Eagle Scout. A member of the chess team, he was a stellar student who graduated at the top of his class. He scored well enough on his College Level Examination Program to enter the University of Central Florida with enough credits to graduate with two degrees in three years. He obtained his B.A. and B.S. degrees summa cum laude from the University of Central Florida in 1979, and his masters and Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 1983.
Hubbard was Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of the Treasury from 1991 to 1993.
From February 2001 until March 2003, Hubbard was chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors under President George W. Bush. A supply-side economist, he was instrumental in the design of the 2003 Bush Tax cuts—an issue which split the economics profession on ideological lines, with those leaning left opposed and those leaning right supportive. See Economists' statement opposing the Bush tax cuts.
Hubbard served as economic advisor to the 2012 presidential campaign of Mitt Romney, a position he also held during Romney's 2008 presidential campaign. In August 2012, Politico identified Hubbard as "a likely Romney appointee as Federal Reserve chairman or Treasury secretary".
Hubbard was an economic advisor for Bush'16. After Trump became the presumptive nominee, Hubbard was mentioned as a potential Treasury secretary (which eventually went to Steven Mnuchin), and also as a potential Fed chair, a role expected to become open in February 2018. Hubbard had been critical of both Trump and Clinton, including after Bush had suspended. In August 2016, Hubbard declined say which candidate he supported in the general election, but did say that Trump's taxation plans and their impact on economic growth were in a "direction" somewhat better than Clinton's plans. Hubbard criticized Trump's plans on trade and immigration for their predicted economic impact.
Hubbard serves as co-chair of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation.
Hubbard is a member of the Board of Directors of Automatic Data Processing, Inc., BlackRock Closed-End Funds, Capmark Financial Corporation, Duke Realty Corporation, KKR Financial Corporation and Ripplewood Holdings. He is also a Director or Trustee of the Economic Club of New York, Tax Foundation, Resources for the Future, Manhattan Council and Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York, and a member of the Advisory Board of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse... Director of MetLife and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company since February 2007.
Hubbard is currently a board member of:
- Automatic Data Processing
- BlackRock Fin.
- Duke Realty
- KKR Fin. Corp.
- Ripplewood Holdings
- MetLife Inc.
Inside Job interview and aftermath
Hubbard was interviewed in Charles Ferguson's Oscar-winning documentary film, Inside Job (2010), discussing his advocacy, as chief economic advisor to the Bush Administration, of deregulation. Ferguson argues that deregulation led to the 2008 international banking crisis sparked by the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the sale of Merrill Lynch. In the interview, Ferguson asks Hubbard to enumerate the firms from whom he receives outside income as an advisory board member in the context of possible conflict of interest. Hubbard, hitherto cooperative, declines to answer and threatens to end the interview with the remark, "You have three more minutes; give it your best shot." After the release of the film, Columbia ramped up ongoing efforts to strengthen and clarify their conflict of interest disclosure requirements. (Columbia Business School professor Michael Feiner, a member of the faculty committee of Columbia's Sanford C. Bernstein and Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics, has recommended that the film be shown to all business school students.) One of Hubbard's consulting contracts was examined in a deposition in 2012. His work for Countrywide Financial for $1200/hr, attesting that the lender's loans were no worse than a control group of mortgages and not fraudulent, was examined by an attorney for MBIA. MBIA was suing Countrywide over its mortgage practices.
Columbia Business School (CBS) Follies
Hubbard is also frequently featured in skits by Columbia Business School's "Follies" group, ranging from videos of him monitoring students on classroom video cameras to songs about his relationship with Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Hubbard has also publicized his dissatisfaction with Ben Bernanke's nomination as Chair of the Federal Reserve with his comedic YouTube parody of "Every Breath You Take", "Every Breath Bernanke Takes".
- Hubbard's CV
- Glater, Jonathan D. (April 1, 2004). "Former Bush Aide Will Lead Columbia Business School". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-12-15.
- American Enterprise Institute, R. Glenn Hubbard
- Segal, David (October 13, 2012). "Romney's Go-To Economist". The New York Times. Retrieved October 13, 2012.
- "Director – R. Glenn Hubbard". Metlife. Retrieved 2008-12-15.
R. Glenn Hubbard, Ph.D., age 50, has been the Dean of the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University since 2004 and the Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics since 1994. Dr. Hubbard has been a professor of the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University since 1988. He is also a visiting scholar and Director of the Tax Policy Program for the American Enterprise Institute, and was a member of the Panel of Economic Advisers for the Congressional Budget Office from 2004 to 2006. From 2001 to 2003, Dr. Hubbard served as Chairman of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers and as Chairman of the Economic Policy Committee of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Dr. Hubbard is a member of the Board of Directors of Automatic Data Processing, Inc., BlackRock Closed-End Funds, Capmark Financial Corporation, Duke Realty Corporation, KKR Financial Corporation and Ripplewood Holdings. He is also a Director or Trustee of the Economic Club of New York, Tax Foundation, Resources for the Future, Manhattan Council and Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York, and a member of the Advisory Board of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse... Director of MetLife and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company since February 2007. Link.
- Andrews, Edmund L.; David Leonhardt; Eduardo Porter; Louis Uchitelle (October 26, 2005). "At the Fed, an Unknown Became a Safe Choice". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-12-15.
- White, Ben. "Jeb Bush's tricky path to an economic plan". Politico. Retrieved 29 March 2015.
- Romney Taps Bush Hands to Shape Economic Policies, February 24, 2012
- "Who's on the inside track for a Romney Cabinet" by MIKE ALLEN and JIM VANDEHEI, Politico, August 28, 2012, Retrieved 2012-08-28
- "Directors and Corporate Officers". ADP : Automatic Data Processing, Inc. Retrieved 2008-12-15.
- "BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund III Inc (CYE.N) Officers". Reuters. Retrieved 2008-12-15.
- "dukerealty.com – Investor Relations – Management". Duke Realty. Retrieved 2008-12-15.
- Transcript excerpt on "A Searing Look At Wall Street In 'Inside Job', Charles Ferguson interviewed by Melissa Block", which aired October 1, 2010 on NPR's All Things Considered. During the program, Ferguson explained to Ms. Block, "Well, the entire interview was fairly contentious, as you can imagine. It surprised me somewhat to realize that these people were not used to being challenged, that they'd never been questioned about this issue before. They clearly expected to be deferred to by me and I think by everybody."
- "‘Inside Job’ prompts new look at conﬂict of interest policy," published April 13, 2011, in the Columbia Spectator.
- Taibbi, Matt, "Glenn Hubbard, Leading Academic and Mitt Romney Advisor, Took $1200 an Hour to Be Countrywide's Expert Witness", Rolling Stone Taiblog, December 20, 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-26.
- ECHO 360. CBS Follies. December 16, 2011 – via YouTube.
Those ECHO 360 cameras in every room at CBS aren't just recording lectures so you can skip class on Jewish holidays. They're Hubbard's eyes and ears. He's watching you.
- White House Dream. CBS Follies. April 16, 2012 – via YouTube.
From the Columbia Business School Follies Spring 2012 Show
- snouri (2006-04-21), Every Breath Bernanke Takes, retrieved 2016-03-30
- Faculty page at Columbia University
- Scholar page at the American Enterprise Institute
- Appearances on C-SPAN
- Election Central Guide to 2008
- Inside Job – Documentary Site at Sony.com
- Personal Website and Archive
|Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers
|Dean of Columbia Business School