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Public Papers - 1990

Appointment of Lawrence B. Lindsey as Special Assistant to the President for Policy Development


The President today announced the appointment of Dr. Lawrence B. Lindsey of Virginia to be Special Assistant to the President for Policy Development.

Dr. Lindsey has served as Associate Director for Domestic Economic Policy, Office of Policy Development, since January 1989. In September of 1989 he was named as Executive Director of the President's Council on Competitiveness, chaired by Vice President Quayle. Prior to joining the administration, Dr. Lindsey was an associate professor of economics at Harvard University, a position from which he is now on a leave of absence. Dr. Lindsey was also a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. From 1981 to 1984, he served on the staff of the Council of Economic Advisers, where he became senior staff economist for tax policy.

Dr. Lindsey received his A.B. magna cum laude from Bowdoin College in 1976, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his M.A. from Harvard in 1981 and his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1985 in economics. Dr. Lindsey's doctoral dissertation won the National Tax Association's Outstanding Dissertation Award in 1985. In 1988 he was the recipient of the Citicorp/Walter Wriston Award for Economic Research. He was born on July 18, 1954, in Peekskill, NY, and attended Lakeland High School. Dr. Lindsey is married to the former Susan Ann McGrath of Wakefield, RI.

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