The President announced today his intention to nominate Paul Craig Roberts as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy.
Dr. Roberts is currently a senior fellow in political economy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies at Georgetown University, professor of business administration and professor of economics at George Mason University, Wall Street Journal columnist for "Political Economy," and contributing editor to Harper's.
In the U.S. Congress, Dr. Roberts has served in the House of Representatives as economic counsel to Representative Jack Kemp, as staff associate with the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, and as chief economist with the minority staff of the Committee on the Budget. In the U.S. Senate he has served as economic counsel to Senator Orrin Hatch. He managed the tax-cut movement in Congress during 1975-78 and drafted the original version of the Kemp-Roth bill.
Dr. Roberts was educated at the Georgia Institute of Technology (B.S., industrial management), the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Virginia (Ph. D., economics), and Oxford University, where he was a member of Merton College.
The author of two books, Dr. Roberts has also published many articles in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and Harper's as well as other publications in the United States and Europe.
Dr. Roberts is 41 years old and resides in Alexandria, Va.