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Explaining the Performance of the U.S. Economy (Guest: R. David Ranson)

February 21, 2019

David Ranson, a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute, takes a simpler approach to forecasting, explaining the performance of the economy for his clients, and Heartland listeners.

Dr. R. David Ranson is president and director of research at HCWE & Co., an independent investment research firm. Dr. Ranson previously served on Director George P. Shultz's personal staff at the Office of Management and Budget, as an assistant to then Treasury Secretary William E. Simon, and taught economics at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

He is a Fellow of the Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health and Business Enterprise at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Ranson holds M.A. and B.Sc. degrees from Queen's College, Oxford, and an M.B.A. in finance and a Ph.D. in business economics from the University of Chicago.

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Joe Barnett was managing editor of Budget & Tax News, a publication of The Heartland Institute. He now serves as a volunteer policy advisor.