Mallinckrodt Distinguished Professor, Washington University
Murray Weidenbaum has been an economist in three worlds — business, government and academia. He holds the Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professorship at Washington University in St. Louis, where he also serves as Honorary Chairman of the University’s Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy.
In 1981 and 1982, Dr. Weidenbaum was President Reagan’s first chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. From 1983 to 1989, he was a member of the President’s Economic Policy Advisory Board.
Dr. Weidenbaum was also the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy in the Nixon Administration.
Dr. Weidenbaum’s international activities include serving as Chairman of the Economic Policy Committee of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) — and lecturing at universities and research institutes throughout Western Europe and Asia.
He received a B.B.A. from City College of New York, an M.A. from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. from Princeton University, where he was a Banbury Fellow. He has been a faculty member at Washington University since 1964 and was the Chairman of the Economics Department from 1966 to 1969.