SENATOR MCCAIN ANNOUNCES
Policy Team Is A Collection Of Leading Conservatives
|For Immediate Release
Thursday, July 12, 2007
|Contact: Danny Diaz|
Members of the economic policy team will use their combined years of experience and expertise with domestic and international economic issues to help guide and promote his call for greater economic freedom and more robust growth.
Gerry Parsky, who serves as a senior economic advisor to John McCain's presidential campaign, is a partner with California-based Aurora Capital Group. In the 1970's, Parsky was an official at the Federal Energy Office and served as the Assistant Secretary for International Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
"There is no greater advocate for reducing government spending and promoting free enterprise in our economy than Senator McCain," said Parsky. "John McCain's respect for the American economy and the ingenuity that drives its progress makes him an extraordinary candidate."
Kevin Hassett, who will also advise the campaign on economic policy, is a resident scholar and the director of economic policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). Hassett is a former senior economist to the Board of Governors at the Federal Reserve System, economics and finance professor at the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University, and economic policy advisor to President George W. Bush's reelection campaign in 2004.
"John McCain has a clear record of supporting tax cuts and promoting trade," Hassett said. "Whether it's his undying initiative to beat back federal spending or his refusal to raise taxes, conservatives must appreciate that John McCain is the best man for the job."
Dr. John Taylor is professor of economics at Stanford University and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. Taylor is also a former Under Secretary for International Affairs for the U.S. Department of the Treasury in the George W. Bush Administration.
"John McCain knows that economic freedom is among the American people's most cherished assets," said Dr. Taylor. "His experience with these issues and understanding of our government make Senator McCain the most prepared candidate to lead our economy on day one."
Senator John McCain stated that he was proud of the support and counsel he would receive from these advisors. "The American economy must maintain its integrity by keeping with the free market principles and competition that have made it the envy of the world," said Senator McCain. "This is a very respected group of advisors and I look forward to working with them to ensure that we do not take that charge lightly and deliver for the American people."
McCain Campaign Economic Policy Advisors
Managing Director For Split Rock International & Former Under Secretary For International Trade At The U.S. Department Of Commerce
Senior Vice President For The Washington Group & Former Special Assistant To President George W. Bush
Associate Professor Of Finance At The College Of Business, University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
Independent Consultant And Researcher In Development Economics
Dean, College Of Business, University Of North Texas
CRA International And University Of Chicago Graduate School Of Business
Senior Vice President And Chief Economist, National City Corporation
Edward A. and Hermena Hancock Kelly Fellow in Tax Policy, Baker Institute Of Public Policy, Rice University
Transportation Consultant And Former Assistant Secretary For Transportation Policy, Department Of Transportation
Professor, Vanderbilt University
Senator Phil Gramm
Former U.S. Senator From Texas
Resident Scholar And Director Of Economic Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Former Executive Vice President, American Council Of Life Insurers & Acting Assistant Secretary (Tax Policy), U.S. Treasury Department
Senior Research Fellow, Heritage Foundation
Director, Center for International Trade and Economics, Heritage Foundation
Assistant Professor Of Economics, University Of Maryland
Professor At The Johns Hopkins School Of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) & Former First Deputy Managing Director, IMF
Visiting Scholar For The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) And Friends Of Allan H. Meltzer Professor Of Economics For Carnegie Mellon
Resident Scholar for the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and Former Senior Economist for Trade on the President's Council of Economic Advisers
Gensemer Associate Professor of Economics, Kenyon College
Professor Of Economics And International Affairs, George Washington University
Resident Fellow for American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Foundation Professor, George Mason University School Of Law
Senior Economic Advisor
Former President, Independent Women's Forum
Partner, Howrey LLP and Former Assistant Attorney General (Antitrust), U.S. Department of Justice
Professor Of Public Policy, Harvard University
Professor Of Economics And Business Policy, Princeton University
Managing Director, Chief Economist, Wachovia Bank
Vice President For Government Affairs For National Association Of Industrial And Office Properties & Former Special Assistant To The President For Domestic Policy
Dr. John Taylor
Professor Of Economics At Stanford, Senior Fellow At The Hoover Institution & Former Under Secretary Of Treasury
Chief Executive Officer, The Washington Economics Group, Inc. & Former Under Secretary Of Commerce For Economic Affairs
Chairman Of The Board For Intelsat
Chief Economist For Moody's Economy.Com
Antitrust Attorney at Howrey LLP; Former Assistant Attorney General in charge of the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division
Former Secretary Of The Navy, NASA Administrator, & Deputy Director Of Office of Management & Budget, The White House
* Affiliations are shown for identification purposes only
and do not constitute an endorsement.