Christopher DeMuth

Previous D. C. Searle Senior Fellow

Christopher DeMuth was president of AEI from December 1986 through December 2008. Previously, he was administrator for information and regulatory affairs in the Office of Management and Budget and executive director of the Presidential Task Force on Regulatory Relief in the Reagan administration; taught economics, law, and regulatory policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University; practiced regulatory, antitrust, and general corporate law; and worked on urban and environmental policy in the Nixon White House.



  • President of AEI, December 1986-December 2008
  • Managing Director, Lexecon Inc., 1984-1986
  • Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Regulation magazine, 1986
  • Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 1981-1984
  • Executive Director, Presidential Task Force on Regulatory Relief, The White House, 1981-1983
  • Lecturer in Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government; Director, Harvard Faculty Project on Regulation, Harvard University, 1977-1981
  • Associate General Counsel, Consolidated Rail Corporation, 1976-1977
  • Attorney, Sidley & Austin, 1973-1976
  • Staff Assistant to the President, The White House, 1969-1970
  • Director, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, 2004-present
  • Chairman of the Board, Clean Burn, Inc., and Millcreek Manufacturing Company, 1993-present
  • Visiting Committee, University of Chicago Law School, 1998-2001; Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1995-1998
  • Director, Insurance Services Office, 1992-1996


J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 1973
A.B., Harvard University, 1968