Capital Policy Analytics
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"23 Ways All Economists Agree We Can Boost Growth"
If economists were to assume their rightful place as omnipotent autocrats unfettered by elections or constituencies, could we reach agreement on policies that would move the U.S. to a level of sustained economic growth of four percent per annum? Damn straight we could, Brannon avers, and he's prepared to explain in detail how we could do such a thing.
Ike Brannon is a Growth Fellow of the George W. Bush Institute. He is currently president of the consulting firm Capital Policy Analytics and the head of the Savings and Retirement Foundation. He was previously director of economic policy as well as congressional relations for the American Action Forum. Prior to that he spent nearly a decade in government, serving as the chief economist for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, chief economist for the Republican Policy Committee, senior adviser for tax policy at the U.S. Treasury, principal economic adviser for Senator Orrin Hatch on the Senate Finance Committee, Chief Economist for the Joint Economic Committee, and a senior economist for the Office of Management and Budget. He was also chief economist for the John McCain campaign in 2008. He has a Ph.D. in economics from Indiana University and a B.A. in math, Spanish, and economics from Augustana College.
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