Advisor To the Board
Paul Rubin is Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Economics at Emory University in Atlanta and editor in chief of Managerial and Decision Economics. He is a Fellow of the Public Choice Society and former Vice President of the Southern Economics Association, and is associated with the American Enterprise Institute, Independent Institute, and the Technology Policy Institute.
Dr. Rubin received his B.A. from the University of Cincinnati in 1963 and his Ph.D. from Purdue University. He is a fellow of the public Choice Society, a senior fellow at the Progress & Freedom Foundation, and Adjunct scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, and former vice president of the Southern Economics Assoc.
Dr. Rubin has been Senior Staff Economist at President Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisers, Chief Economist at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Director of Advertising Economics at the Federal Trade Commission, and vice-president of Glassman-Oliver Economic Consultants, Inc., formerly a litigation consulting firm in Washington.
He has taught economics at the University of Georgia, City University of New York, VPI, and George Washington University Law School. Dr. Rubin has written or edited eleven books, and published over one hundred and fifty articles and chapters on economics, law, regulation, and evolution in journals including theAmerican Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Legal Studies, Journal of Law and Economics, theYale Journal on Regulation, andHuman Nature, and he frequently contributes to theWall Street JournalÂ and other leading newspapers.
His work has been cited in the professional literature about 2200 times. Books includeManaging Business Transactions, Free Press, 1990,Tort Reform by Contract, AEI, 1993, Privacy and the Commercial Use of Personal Information, Kluwer, 2001, with Thomas Lenard,Darwinian Politics: The Evolutionary Origin of Freedom, Rutgers University Press, 2002, andThe Evolution of Efficient Common Law (edited), 2007, Elgar. He has consulted widely on litigation related matters and has been an advisor to the Congressional Budget Office on tort reform.
Dr. Rubin has written or edited seven books, and published over one hundred articles and chapters on economics, law, regulation, and evolution in journals including the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Legal Studies, Journal of Law & Economics, The Yale Journal on Regulation, and Human Nature, he sometimes writes for the Wall Street Journal & other leading newspapers.