Senator Phil Gramm joins AEI to work on economic policy

American Enterprise Institute (AEI) President Arthur Brooks announced today that former senator Phil Gramm has joined AEI to work on economic policy.

Senator Gramm joins AEI as a visiting scholar after a long and distinguished career in public service, academia and the private sector. As a member of the House of Representatives and senator, Gramm authored the Gramm-Latta Budget Bill, which reduced federal spending, rebuilt national defense and mandated the Reagan tax cut. He authored the Gramm-Rudman Balanced Budget and Deficit Control Act, the first congressional effort to rein in the deficit. As chairman of the Senate  Banking Committee, he authored the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, which modernized the nation’s financial system. 

After leaving the Senate, Senator Gramm served for nine years as vice chairman of UBS Investment Bank and took part in such major transactions as the Visa and Bank of China initial public offerings, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China rights offering and the Telstra follow-on offering that privatized the phone company in Australia.

At AEI, he will be working on a comprehensive plan to fix the U.S. economy through reform of the tax code and entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare. 

“Senator Gramm is one of the most innovative policymakers of our time,” said AEI President Arthur Brooks. “The Washington policy community has great need of his ideas and wisdom. We are thrilled to have him as part of the AEI Economic Policy Studies team.”

To contact Senator Gramm, please e-mail Veronika Polakova at veronika.polakova@aei.org (202.862.4880). For additional help or other media inquiries, please contact Veronique Rodman at vrodman@aei.org (202.862.4871).

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  • Arthur C. Brooks is president of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). He is also the Beth and Ravenel Curry Scholar in Free Enterprise at AEI.

    Immediately before joining AEI, Brooks was the Louis A. Bantle Professor of Business and Government at Syracuse University, where he taught economics and social entrepreneurship.

    Brooks is the author of 10 books and hundreds of articles on topics including the role of government, fairness, economic opportunity, happiness, and the morality of free enterprise. His latest book, “The Road to Freedom: How to Win the Fight for Free Enterprise” (2012) was a New York Times bestseller. Among his earlier books are “Gross National Happiness” (2008), “Social Entrepreneurship” (2008), and “Who Really Cares” (2006). Before pursuing his work in public policy, Brooks spent 12 years as a classical musician in the United States and Spain.

    Brooks is a frequent guest on national television and radio talk shows and has been published widely in publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

    Brooks has a Ph.D. and an M.Phil. in policy analysis from RAND Graduate School. He also holds an M.A. in economics from Florida Atlantic University and a B.A. in economics from Thomas Edison State College.


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