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Press Release - Dole Announces Economic Policy Advisory Committee

September 25, 1996

Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole today announced a 22- member Economic Policy Advisory Committee along with nine specialized task forces that will assess the state of the economy and ease the implementation of the Dole-Kemp Plan for Economic Renewal.

The Advisory Committee will be chaired by George Shutlz, former Secretary of Treasury, State, Labor, and Director of OMB. John B. Taylor, former member of the President's Council of Economic Advisers and a Stanford University professor, will be the committee's vice chair. Darrell Trent, former Deputy Secretary of Transportation, will be the executive director of the Advisory Committee and the task forces.

The nine task forces will focus on economic growth with Chair Gary Becker; tax reduction and reform with Chair Michael Boskin; budget and spending controls with Chair John Cogan; regulation reform with Chair Wendy Gramm; litigation reform with Chair John Robson; privatization and decentralization with Chair Walter Wriston; education, training and out-placement with Chair Peter Flanigan, international trade and investment with Chair Carla Hills; and implementation of Bob Dole's Plan for Economic Renewal with Chair Edwin Meese. The chairs of each task force will also serve on the Advisory Committee.

The Advisory Committee will be comprised of noted experts such as economists Gary Becker, Milton Friedman, Merton Miller, Wayne Angell, Martin Feldstein, Anne Krueger, John Lipsky, Alan Reynolds, Judy Shelton and Tom Sowell.

In announcing the Advisory Committee, Bob Dole said: "I have always sought, and continue to seek, the most capable and experienced people to advise me on important issues. I am encouraged by the dedication and commitment of these outstanding individuals who bring their experience to bear on these important economic policy issues.

"The efforts undertaken by these task forces will be a thorough study of our economic programs by experts from the private sector. The current administration's willingness to settle for anemic 2.3 percent rate of growth in the economy is a capitulation to a future without hope. The American people can and should aspire to higher growth, greater opportunity for their children, and a better America."

DOLE/KEMP ECONOMIC TASK FORCES

ECONOMIC POLICY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

George P. Shultz, Chairman

former Secretary of Treasury, State, and Labor

former Director, Office of Management and Budget

John B. Taylor, Vice Chairman

Professor of Economics, Stanford University

Director, Center for Economic Policy Research

former Member, Council of Economic Advisers

Annelise Anderson

Senior Research Fellow, The Hoover Institution

former Associate Director, Office of Management and Budget

Martin Anderson

Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution

former Assistant to the President for Policy Development

Wayne Angell

Chief Economist, Bear Stearns

former Member, Federal Reserve Board

Gary S. Becker

University Professor of Economics, University of Chicago

Michael J. Boskin

Tully M. Friedman Professor of Economics, Stanford University

former Chairman, Council of Economic Adviser

John Cogan

Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution

former Deputy Director, Office of Management and Budget

Martin Feldstein

Professor of Economics, Harvard University

President, National Bureau of Economic Research

former Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers

Peter M. Flanigan

Director, Dillion, Reed & Co., Inc

former Assistant to the President

Milton Friedman

Senior Research Fellow, The Hoover Institution

Wendy Lee Gramm

former Associate Director, Office of Management and Budget

former Chairman, Commodities Futures Trading Corporation

Carla A. Hills

Chairman & CEO, Hills & Company

former Special Trade Representative

former Secretary, Department of Housing and Urban Development

Anne O. Krueger

Professor of Economics, Stanford University

President, American Economic Association

John P. Lipsky

Chief Economist & Managing Director, Solomon Brothers

Edwin Meese III

former Attorney General, Justice Department

Merton H. Miller

Robert R, McCormick Distinguished Professor,

University of Chicago Alan Reynolds

Alan Reynolds

Director of Economic Research, The Hudson Institute

former Res Dir., National Commission Economic

Growth and Tax Reform

John E. Robson

Senior Advisor, Robertson, Stephens & Company

former Deputy Secretary, Treasury Department

Judy Shelton

Member of the Board of Directors, Empower America

Thomas Sowell

Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution

Walter Wriston

former Chairman & CEO, Citicorp

Darrell M. Trent, Executive Director

former Deputy Secretary, Transportation Department

DOLE/KEMP ECONOMIC TASK FORCES

List of Chairmen

I. Economic Growth: Gary S. Becker

II. Tax Reduction and Tax Reform: Michael Boskin

III. Budget and Spending Controls: John Cogan

IV. Regulation: Wendy Lee Gramm

V. Litigation: John E. Robson

VII. Privatization and Decentralization: Walter Wriston

VII. Education, Training and Out-placement: Peter M. Flanigan

VIII.International Trade and Investment: Carla Anderson Hills

IX. Implementation: Edwin Meese III

Robert Dole, Press Release - Dole Announces Economic Policy Advisory Committee Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/316546

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