Richard Rahn

Chairman, Institute for Global Economic Growth

Richard W. Rahn is chairman of the Institute for Global Economic Growth and the Advisory Board of the European Center for Economic Growth, and a member of the board of directors of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority. He is a visiting fellow with The Heritage Foundation and an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute. In the 1980s, Rahn served as vice president and chief economist of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, executive vice president and board member of the National Chamber Foundation, and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Economic Growth. Previously, he was executive director of the American Council for Capital Formation. He has advised senior government officials in a number of countries on tax and monetary policy matters and has testified before the U.S. Congress more than 75 times. He has taught at Florida State, George Mason, George Washington, and Rutgers Universities; and at the Polytechnic University of New York, where he served as head of the graduate Department of Management. He is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society and serves on the boards of directors of the American Council for Capital Formation, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, Southeastern Legal Foundation, and Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation.