Grad, Advisory Council Member Named to President's Council of Economic Advisers

by Public Relations | Oct 02, 2017

Oct. 2, 2017

Dr. Richard V. Burkhauser and Dr. Gary QuinlivanDr. Richard V. Burkhauser, a 1967 graduate of Saint Vincent College and a member of the advisory board of the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government at Saint Vincent College, has been named a member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers.

The announcement was made by President Donald J. Trump at the White House on Sept. 15.

A former president of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Burkhauser's professional career has focused on how public policies affect the economic behavior and well-being of vulnerable populations such as older persons, people with disabilities and low-income households as well as how levels and trends in income and income inequality have changed in the United States and other countries. He has published widely on these topics in journals of demography, economics, gerontology as well as public policy.

“It is truly an honor to have Dr. Richard Burkhauser on our Advisory Board,” commented Dr. Gary Quinlivan, dean of the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government. “Being selected as a member of the Council of Economic Advisers is one of the highest achievements possible for U.S. economists. Given that Dr. Burkhauser is also an economics graduate of Saint Vincent College, this is a testimony to the quality of academic programs we offer and the bright students that we attract. Dr. Burkhauser is a founding and active member of the McKenna Advisory Board. He has offered incredibly valuable advice to help shape our business, economics and public policy majors. Dr. Burkhauser has also served as a source of inspiration to our economics majors. Our students have attended several of the annual American Economic Association Conference meetings and Dr. Burkhauser, who is in high demand by the press and lectures and serves on several panels, has always been gracious in joining our students for a dinner. Dr. Burkhauser well represents the character of what Saint Vincent College aims to achieve. He is intelligent, a gentleman, scholar and a good friend.”

Burhkauser is an adjunct professor in the department of economics and senior research fellow in the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, as well as professorial research fellow at University of Melbourne's Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research and emeritus professor in Cornell University's department of policy analysis and management.

He is a member of the National Bureau of Economic Research, an adjunct scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, a research professor of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW-Berlin), and a research fellow for the Institute for the Study of Labour (IZA-Bonn).

Burkhauser earned a bachelor of arts degree with honor in economics from Saint Vincent College in 1967. He completed his master of arts degree in economics at Rutgers University in 1969 and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1976.

He is the author or co-author of numerous books, book chapters, journal articles, abstracts and book reviews.

Burkhauser debated Dr. Jared Bernstein of the Economic Policy Institute at Saint Vincent on March 14, 2007 as part of the Alex G. McKenna Economic Education Series on the topic, Is a Minimum Wage Increase Necessary?

A native of New Jersey, he currently resides in Texas.

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Photo: Dr. Richard V. Burkhauser and Dr. Gary Quinlivan

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