Donald J. Boudreaux
Donald J. Boudreaux is Chairman of the Department of Economics at George Mason University in Fairfax Virginia, a position he has held since August 2001. He is also listed as a Adjunct Scholar at the Cato Institute, a Washington D.C. think tank. 
"Previously, he was president of the Foundation for Economic Education (1997-2001); Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Economics at Clemson University (1992-1997); and Assistant Professor of Economics at George Mason University (1985-1989). During the Spring 1996 semester he was an Olin Visiting Fellow in Law and Economics at the Cornell Law School," a biographical note states. 
Trust Capitalism to Fix Climate Change
In August 2006 Boudreaux wrote an opinion column dismissing calls for government action on climate change. Referring to a recent New York Times report on increasing human longevity, Boudreaux attributes the change to the economic productivity of "capitalism." Turning to climate change, he argues that "it's a perfectly legitimate stance for truly reasonable people to conclude that the best policy regarding global warming is to neglect it -- and let capitalism continue to make us healthier and wealthier." 
Chicago Tribune, August 13, 2006
Telephone: (703) 993-1130
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Mailing Address: Donald J. Boudreaux
Department of Economics
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Fairfax, VA 22030-4444
E-mail: dboudrea AT gmu.edu
- "Dr. Donald J. Boudreaux's Biographical Sketch", Geroreg Mason University, accessed August 2006.
- "Donald J. Boudreaux", Competitive Enterprise Institute, accessed August 2006.
- "Donald J. Boudreaux: Adjunct Scholar", Cato Institute, accessed August 2006.
Articles by Boudreaux
- Donald J. Boudreaux, "The case for neglecting global warming", Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, August 13, 2006.