Lawrence A. Hunter

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Dr. Lawrence A. Hunter is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Policy Innovation and Chief Economist for the Free Enterprise Fund. [1] He was previously Chief Economist at Empower America and FreedomWorks. [2]

Hunter "works closely with the Congressional leadership, testifies before Congress, speaks frequently before business and citizens groups, is quoted often in major newspapers and makes frequent television and radio appearances." [3]

Hunter "served as a member of Presidential candidate Bob Dole's Task Force on Tax Reduction and Tax Reform. During the 103rd and 104th Congresses, Dr. Hunter served on the staff of the Joint Economic Committee, first as Republican Staff Director and later as the Chief Economic Advisor to the Vice Chairman where he was the lead staff person in charge of putting together the economic growth and tax cut component of the Contract With America." [4]

Hunter was with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce "for five years where he served first as Deputy Chief Economist and later as Chief Economist and Vice President" prior to joining the Joint Economic Committee staff in 1993. [5]

Dr. Hunter graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1981.

Other Affilations


"'So far, the Bush administration has made a hash of its campaign,' said Lawrence A. Hunter, chief economist of Empower America, an ally of Mr. Bush on Social Security reform. 'It's almost like we're afraid to lay out the facts and trust the American people.'" --Washington Times, March 3, 2005.

Published Works

"Dr. Hunter has published extensively on such topics as economic growth, privatization of social security, tax reform and constitutional reform." [6]

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Articles & Commentary