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William Niskanen

William NiskanenAKA William A. Niskanen, Jr.

Born: 13-Mar-1933
Birthplace: Bend, OR
Died: 26-Oct-2011
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: Stroke

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Administrator

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Chairman of the Cato Institute

Wife: Helen Barr (div., one daughter)
Daughter: Lia Niskanen
Wife: Anne Pardee (div., two daughters)
Daughter: Pamela Niskanen
Daughter: Jaime Brunetti
Wife: Judith Michaels (div.)
Wife: Kathryn Washburn (until his death)

    University: BA, Harvard University (1954)
    University: MA, University of Chicago (1955)
    University: PhD Economics, University of Chicago (1962)
    Professor: Economics, University of California at Berkeley
    Professor: Economics, University of California at Los Angeles

    Cato Institute Chairman (1985-2008)
    US Council of Economic Advisers (1981-85)
    Ford Motors Director of Economics (-1980)
    American Conservative Defense Alliance Advisory Board
    Council on Foreign Relations
    George W. Bush for President
    Institute for Defense Analyses Defense Analyst
    National Association for Business Economics Fellow
    RAND Corporation Defense Analyst
    Trilateral Commission

Author of books:
Bureaucracy and Representative Government (1971)
Reaganomics: An Insider's Account of the Policies and the People (1988)
Bureaucracy and Public Economics (1994)
Policy Analysis and Public Choice: Selected Papers By William A. Niskanen (1998)
Going Digital! A Guide to Policy in the Digital Age (1998, with Robert E. Leiten)
Autocratic, Democratic and Optimal Government: Fiscal Choices and Economic Outcomes (2003)


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