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Paul Craig Roberts

Paul Craig Roberts is the John M. Olin fellow at the Institute for Political Economy and former senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. Dr. Roberts has held academic appointments at Virginia Tech University, Tulane University, University of New Mexico, George Mason University where he had a joint appointment as professor of economics and professor of business administration, and Georgetown University where he held the William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy in the Center for Strategic and International Studies. In addition, Dr. Roberts was President of the Inlet Beach Water Company, President of Economic & Communication Services; advisor to J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Tiedemann-Goodnow, and Lazard Freres Asset Management; and a member of numerous corporate and financial boards. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Virginia.

He has contributed chapters to numerous books and has published many articles in scholarly journals, including the Journal of Political Economy, Oxford Economic Papers, Journal of Law and Economics, Studies in Banking and Finance, Journal of Monetary Economics, Public Choice, Classica et Mediaevalia, Ethics, Slavic Review, Soviet Studies, Cardoza Law Review, Rivista de Political Economica, and Zeitschrift fur Wirtschafspolitik. He has entries in the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Economics and the New Palgrave Dictionary of Money and Finance.

Dr. Roberts was Associate Editor and columnist for The Wall Street Journal and columnist for Business Week. the Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. In 1992 he received the Warren Brookes Award for Excellence in Journalism. In 1993 the Forbes Media Guide ranked him as one of the top seven journalists in the United States. In addition, his popular articles have appeared in Commentary, The Public Interest, The National Interest, Policy Review, National Review, The Independent Review, Harper’s, the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Fortune, London Times, The Financial Times, TLS, The Spectator, The International Economy, Il Sole 24 Ore, Le Figaro, Liberation, and the Nihon Keizai Shimbun. He has testified before committees of Congress on 30 occasions.

His books include How America Was Lost; The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism; The Tyranny of Good Intentions (with Lawrence Stratton); Chile: Two Visions—The Allende-Pinochet Era (with Karen LaFollette Araujo); The Capitalist Revolution in Latin America (with Karen LaFollette Araujo); The New Color Line: How Quotas and Privilege Destroy Democracy (with Lawrence Stratton); Meltdown: Inside the Soviet Economy (with Karen LaFollette Araujo); The Supply-Side Revolution; Alienation and the Soviet Economy; The Neoconservative Threat to World Order; and Marx’s Theory of Exchange, Alienation and Crisis (with Matthew Stephenson).

Dr. Roberts was awarded the Treasury Department’s Meritorious Service Award for “his outstanding contributions to the formulation of United States economic policy.” In 1987 the French government recognized him as “the artisan of a renewal in economic science and policy after half a century of state interventionism” and inducted him into the Legion of Honor. In 2015, the Mexican Press Club awarded Dr. Roberts its International Award For Excellence In Journalism.

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