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T. M. Friedman Professor of Economics

Michael Boskin

Faculty Affiliate
King Center on Global Development

T. M. Friedman Professor of Economics
Department of Economics

Senior Fellow
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)

Hoover Senior Fellow
Hoover Institution

Michael J. Boskin is the Wohlford Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Tully M. Friedman Professor of Economics at Stanford. He is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and advises governments and businesses globally. He served on Presidential Candidate Reagan’s Tax Policy Task Force and as chairman on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. He later chaired the Commission on the Consumer Price Index, whose report has transformed the way government statistical agencies around the world measure inflation, GDP and productivity. 

Boskin has taught at Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and the University of California. He is the author of more than 150 books and articles, and has been recognized internationally for his research. His op-eds appear regularly in the Wall Street Journal and other leading newspapers, and he writes a bimonthly column on global economics syndicated in 145 countries. Boskin has received numerous professional awards and citations, including Stanford's Distinguished Teaching Award and the National Association of Business Economists' Abramson Award for outstanding research. Boskin received his BA, MA, and PhD from the University of California at Berkeley.