Paul H. Rubin is a Research Fellow at The Independent Institute, the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Economics, and Editor in Chief of Managerial and Decision Economics. He received his B.A. from the University of Cincinnati in 1963 and his Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1970. He is a Fellow of the Public Choice Society, a Senior Fellow at the Progress and Freedom Foundation, an Adjunct Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, and former Vice President of the Southern Economics Association. Dr. Rubin has been Senior Staff Economist at President Reagans Council of Economic Advisers, Chief Economist at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Director of Advertising Economics at the Federal Trade Commission, and vice-president of Glassman-Oliver Economic Consultants, Inc., a litigation consulting firm in Washington. He has taught economics at the University of Georgia, City University of New York, VPI, and George Washington University Law School.
Dr. Rubin has written or edited seven books, and published over one hundred articles and chapters on economics, law, regulation, and evolution in journals including the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Legal Studies, Journal of Law and Economics, the Yale Journal on Regulation, and Human Nature, and he sometimes contributes to the Wall Street Journal and other leading newspapers. His work has been cited in the professional literature over 1400 times. Recent books include Managing Business Transactions, Free Press, 1990, Tort Reform by Contract, AEI, 1993, Promises, Promises: Contracts in Russia and Other Post-Communist Economies, Shaftesbury Papers, 1998, Privacy and the Commercial Use of Personal Information, Kluwer, 2001, with Thomas Lenard, and Darwinian Politics: The Evolutionary Origin of Freedom, Rutgers University Press, 2002. He has consulted widely on litigation related matters, and has addressed numerous business, professional, policy and academic audiences.