Walter E. Williams, Ph.D.
Topic: The Role of Government in American Society and its Impact on the Economy
Walter E. Williams, Ph.D., is the John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University where he has served on the faculty since 1980. Williams is the author of several books and more than 100 articles which have appeared in scholarly journals such as Economic Inquiry, American Economic Review, and Social Science Quarterly, in addition to other popular publications such as Reader’s Digest, Regulation, Policy Review, and Newsweek. He has made numerous radio and television appearances which include “Nightline,” “Face the Nation,” “MacNeil/Lehrer,” “Wall Street Week,” and he was a regular commentator for “Nightly Business Report.” Williams writes a nationally syndicated weekly column that is carried by approximately 140 newspapers and several websites. He has also frequently given expert testimony before Congressional committees on public policy issues ranging from labor policy to taxation and spending.Williams is the recipient of many fellowships and awards including: the 2017 Bradley Prize from the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the Fund for American Studies David Jones Lifetime Achievement Award, the Foundation for Economic Education Adam Smith Award, and the George Mason University Faculty Member of the Year Award. He holds a B.A. in economics from California State University - Los Angeles, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from UCLA.
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