Noted Economist Featured Speaker at Macon Ex. Forum
October 16, 2006

Media Contact:
Mark Vanderhoek
(478) 301-4037

MACON — Arthur B. Laffer, Ph.D., noted economist and chairman of Laffer Associates, will be the featured speaker at The Executive Forum of Mercer University on Tuesday, Oct. 24. He will give a dinner presentation at 6:30 p.m. at The University Center on Mercer's Macon campus.
 
Laffer's economic acumen and influence in triggering a worldwide tax-cutting movement in the 1980s earned him the distinction in many national and international publications as "The Father of Supply-Side Economics." He continues his groundbreaking work today in shaping economic thought and policy with the company he founded, Laffer Associates, an economic consulting firm.
 
A former professor at several of the nation's leading universities, Laffer served as chief economist for the Office of Management and Budget under President Richard Nixon and also worked under President Gerald Ford. He is a founding member of the Congressional Policy Advisory Board, a select group of advisors who assisted in shaping legislative policies for the 105th, 106th, and 107th United States Congress. Dr. Laffer was a member of the Economic Policy Advisory Board for both of President Ronald Reagan's terms.
 
Laffer holds a B.A. in economics from Yale University and an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University.
 
The Executive Forum is a business outreach program of Mercer University's Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics, and the Office of University Advancement. The Executive Forum provides business professionals with an opportunity to hear nationally noted speakers while networking with other business leaders.
 
For more information, call Mercer's Office of University Advancement at (800) 837-2911, extension 2189 or (478) 301-2189.
 
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