Dr. Arthur B. Laffer

Laffer Associates

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Biography

Arthur B. Laffer is the founder and chairman of Laffer Associates, an economic research and consulting firm. As a result of Dr. Laffer’s economic insight and influence in starting a worldwide tax cutting movement during the 1980s, many publications have named him “The Father of Supply Side Economics.” He is a founding member of the Congressional Policy Advisory Board, which assisted in forming legislation for the 105th, 106th and 107th Congress. Dr. Laffer served as a member of President Reagan’s Economic Policy Advisory Board for both of his two terms. In March 1999, he was noted by Time Magazine as one of “the Century’s Greatest Minds” for his invention of the Laffer curve, which has been called one of “a few of the advances that powered this extraordinary century.” He has received many awards for his economic research including two Graham and Dodd Awards from the Financial Analyst Federation. He graduated from Yale with a Bachelor’s degree in economics in 1963 and received both his MBA and Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University.

 

Authored Articles

The New York Times Doesn’t Understand Kansas
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Authored Publications

  • Rich States, Poor States: 12th Edition image

    Rich States, Poor States: 12th Edition

    The Economic Outlook Ranking is a forecast based on a state’s current standing in 15 state policy variables. Each of these factors is influenced directly by state lawmakers through the …

  • Rich States, Poor States, 11th edition image

    Rich States, Poor States, 11th edition

    The 11th Edition of Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index reveals a pro-growth trend across the nation for 2018. The 11th edition of Rich States, Poor States is characterized …

  • Rich States, Poor States, 10th Edition image

    Rich States, Poor States, 10th Edition

    The 10th Edition of Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index reveals a pro-growth trend across the nation for 2017. Rich States, Poor States examines the latest movements …

  • Rich States, Poor States, 9th Edition image

    Rich States, Poor States, 9th Edition

    The 9th Edition of Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index reveals a pro-growth trend across the nation for 2016. Rich States, Poor States examines the latest movements …

  • Rich States, Poor States, 8th Edition image

    Rich States, Poor States, 8th Edition

    Throughout the country, states are looking for ways to energize their economies and become more competitive. Each state confronts this task with a set of policy decisions unique to their …

  • Rich States, Poor States, 7th Edition image
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