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Arthur Laffer, Ph.D

"Father of Supply-Side Economics" and Inventor of the Laffer Curve; Founder and Chairman, Laffer Associates

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$15,000 - $30,000


Dr. Arthur B. Laffer is the founder and chairman of Laffer Associates, an economic research and consulting firm, as well as of Laffer Investments, an institutional investment management firm utilizing diverse investment strategies. Dr. Laffer's economic acumen and influence in triggering a world-wide tax-cutting movement in the 1980s have earned him the distinction in many publications as "The Father of Supply-Side Economics." One of his earliest successes in shaping public policy was his involvement in Proposition 13, the groundbreaking California initiative that drastically cut property taxes in the state in 1978.

Dr. Laffer's current research focuses on the interconnecting macroeconomic, political and demographic changes affecting global financial markets. Distinguished in the business community as well, he sits on the board of directors for several private and public companies, helping drive robust growth utilizing economic strategies and models he pioneered. Recently, he co-authored the book The End of Prosperity, which has quickly become a bestseller and hailed by members of both parties as "brilliantly insightful" and an "influential and important book."

Speech Topics

Dr. Laffer discusses the policies which foster economic growth and prosperity in states like Utah, Arizona and Texas, and compares them with those which cause economic malaise in states like California, New York and Michigan. He can also provide a focused update on a particular state upon request.

Dr. Laffer takes his audiences on an historical tour of the economic policies of our country from a supply-side viewpoint, highlighting that neither good economics nor bad economics is owned by a single party.

This session will provide a description of the best economic policies for developing economic growth. Dr. Laffer will compare those ideals to the current policies in place in the United States and the political happenings that could affect those policies, and he will provide insights on what it all means for economic performance going forward.

Dr. Laffer looks at the current economic environment and offers thoughts on where it’s headed – short term, long term, domestically and globally – with prospects for investments, interest rates and business growth.

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