Dr. Lawrence B. Lindsey is the president and chief executive officer of The Lindsey Group, an economic advisory firm based in Washington, D.C. and has held leading positions in government, academia, and business. Lindsey served as George W. Bush’s chief economic advisor during the then-candidate’s 2000 presidential campaign. He later went on to hold top positions in the Bush administration, including assistant to the president for policy development and director of the National Economic Council.
Lindsey also served as special assistant to the president for domestic economic policy during the first Bush Administration and as senior staff economist for tax policy at the Council of Economic Advisers during President Reagan’s first term.
From 1997 until 2001, Lindsey was managing director of Economic Strategies, a global consulting firm. From 1991 to 1997, he was a governor of the U.S. Federal Reserve System. And before that, he served five years on the Economics faculty of Harvard University and held the Arthur F. Burns Chair for Economic Research at the American Enterprise Institute.
Lindsey earned his A.B. Magna Cum Laude from Bowdoin College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University. He was awarded the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award by the National Tax Association and named the Citicorp Wriston Fellow for Economic Research at the Manhattan Institute. He is the author of numerous articles and five non-fiction books: The Growth Experiment, Economic Puppetmasters, What a President Should Know… but Most Learn Too Late, The Growth Experiment Revisited, and Conspiracies of the Ruling Class.