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Martin Feldstein, DPhil Biography

George F. Baker Professor of Economics at Harvard University
Pro to the question "Does Lowering the Federal Corporate Income Tax Rate Create Jobs?"

“Reducing the corporate tax rate and changing the rules for taxing the foreign earnings of US corporations would have many favorable effects, including an increase of employment in the United States… Reductions in the corporate tax rate can stimulate demand and reduce unemployment during periods of cyclically high unemployment. The lower tax rate increases available net profits that firms can use to finance investment in structures and equipment, leading to increases in employment in those industries.”

“Would Cutting the Corporate Tax Rate Significantly Increase Jobs in the US?,” (accessed July 12, 2017)

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • President Emeritus, National Bureau of Economic Research
  • President, The Economics of National Security Association, 2013-present
  • Senior Fellow, Center for Naval Analysis, 2009-present
  • Member, Board of Directors, National Committee on United States-China Relations, 2001-present
  • Member, American Philosophical Society, 1989-present
  • George F. Baker Professor of Economics, Harvard University, 1984-present
  • Fellow, National Association of Business Economists, 1980-present
  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1977-present
  • Member, National Academy of Medicine, 1971-present
  • Professor of Economics, Harvard University, 1969-present
  • Member, President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board, 2009-2011
  • Member, President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board 2006-2009
  • President and CEO, National Bureau of Economic Research, 1977-1982, 1984-2008
  • President, American Economic Association, 2004-2005
  • Education:
  • DPhil, Oxford University, 1967
  • MA, Oxford University, 1964
  • BLitt, Oxford University, 1963
  • AB, summa cum laude, Harvard College, 1961
  • Other:
  • Recipient, Public Policy Award, SIEPR Institute, Stanford University, 2012
  • Named one of “50 Most Influential People in Global Finance” by Bloomberg Magazine, 2011
  • Recipient, Irving Kristol Award, American Enterprise Institute, 2011
  • Recipient, Daniel M. Holland Award, National Tax Association, 2003
  • Recipient, Distinguished Public Service Award, The Tax Foundation, 1983 and 1999