Paul Craig RobertsPaul Craig Roberts (born April 3, 1939) is an American economist and author. He formerly held a sub-cabinet office in the United States federal government as well as teaching positions at several U.S. universities. He is a promoter of supply-side economics and an opponent of recent U.S. foreign policy.
Roberts received a doctorate from the University of Virginia where he studied under G. Warren Nutter. He subsequently taught at Stanford University and the University of New Mexico before going to work as an analyst and adviser at the United States Congress where he was credited as the primary author of the original draft of the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981. He was the United States Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy under President Ronald Reagan and – after leaving government – held the William E. Simon chair in economics at the Center for Strategic and International Studies for ten years and served on several corporate boards. A former associate editor at ''The Wall Street Journal'', his articles have also appeared in ''The New York Times'' and ''Harper's'', and he is the author of more than a dozen books and a number of peer-reviewed papers.
In 1987 Roberts was invested into the Legion of Honour at the rank of ''chevalier'' (knight) by President of France François Mitterrand. He is also recipient of the United States' Treasury Meritorious Service Award and the International Journalism Award for Political Analysis from the Mexican Press Club. Provided by Wikipedia
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