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Dr. Thomas Walton is an affiliated expert at AEG. Dr.

Dr. Thomas Walton is an affiliated expert at AEG. Dr. Walton was previously the Director of Economic Policy Analysis at General Motors Corporation, where he oversaw the analysis of the effectiveness and costs of current and prospective governmental policies and regulations together with their implications for General Motors, for its customers, employees and stockholders, and for the general public. His previous work relates to a wide range of issues, including, energy, environmental, health and safety, health care, antitrust, fiscal, tax, labor, and trade and industrial policies.

Prior to that, Tom was Assistant Professor at New York University, and also served as a Special Advisor for Regulatory Affairs, Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. Dr. Walton is also the author of several publications regarding policy issues. He currently serves as Adjunct Professor at the College of Management, Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan.

Dr. Walton obtained a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1967 and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1971.

Recent Articles and Publications

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June 1, 2017
By Joseph Bast, Frederick D. Palmer, H. Sterling Burnett, Jim Lakely, Tim Benson, Bette Grande, S.T. Karnick, Tom Harris, Craig Idso, Laurence Gould, Thomas Walton, Nick Loris
"It’s been a long time since we had a president who cared as much about real science, energy policy, and the importance of economic growth" - Joseph Bast
May 8, 2017
By Thomas Walton
New York Times op-ed writer and former editor Tina Rosenberg cites the United Kingdom’s allegedly positive experience imposing a carbon tax of more than $20 per ton of CO2 as proof that such policies can save consumers a bundle of money.
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July 19, 2013
By Thomas Walton, Matthew Glans, Ross Kaminsky, S.T. Karnick, Richard Ebeling, Christine Ries
The city of Detroit filed the largest municipal bankruptcy case in U.S. history Thursday afternoon. Gov. Rick Snyder (R) filed the 16-page Chapter 9 petition in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Detroit.

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