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Distinguished Fellows add expertise to Daniels School

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Two economics scholars are joining Purdue University’s Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business.

Joseph Tracy and Douglas Holtz-Eakin will each carry the term Distinguished Fellow. In their roles, they will lecture and join in faculty research conversations and thought leadership events important to Purdue and the Daniels School, particularly in the areas of markets and global economic leadership. In addition to their interactions with faculty, they will meet with students, alumni and university community members.

“The addition of Joseph and Douglas will only further our reputation as a thought leader in business and economics,” says Jim Bullard, Dr. Samuel R. Allen Dean of the Daniels School of Business. “Both are tremendously respected for their insights on the economy, and we believe their expertise will further expand the reach and reputation of the Daniels School in business education.”

Joseph TracyTracy has served since last April as a non-resident senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Previously, he was a faculty member at Yale University and Columbia University, and he held several positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, most recently as executive vice president and senior advisor to the president.

Tracy earned an undergraduate degree in political economy from the University of Missouri and a doctorate from the University of Chicago. His research interests include labor economics, unions and collective bargaining, compensation design, real estate finance, and local public finance.

Douglas Holtz-Eakin Holtz-Eakin is president of the American Action Forum, a non-profit policy research organization he founded in 2009. He served on the faculties at Columbia University and Syracuse University, and was chief economist of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers and director of the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, which provides budgetary and policy analysis to the U.S. Congress. He also served as director of domestic and economic policy for John McCain’s presidential campaign.

Holtz-Eakin received a bachelor’s degree in economics and mathematics from Denison University and a doctorate from Princeton University. His research topics include the federal budget, health care, housing, immigration, labor, taxes, and financial services.

David Malpass, former president of the World Bank, was named a Distinguished Fellow of International Finance at the Daniels School in January.