Global Perspectives with Glenn Hubbard
October 10, 2019
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About Glenn Hubbard
Hubbard was named dean of Columbia University Graduate School of Business in 2004. A faculty member at Columbia University since 1988, he is also the Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics.
Hubbard began his teaching career at Northwestern University, moving to Columbia in 1988. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Business School as well as the University of Chicago. Hubbard also held the John M. Olin Fellowship at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
In government, Hubbard served as deputy assistant secretary for tax policy at the U.S. Treasury Department in the early 1990s. From February 2001 until March 2003, he was chairman of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers under President George W. Bush. During that time, he chaired the economic policy committee of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. In the corporate sector, Hubbard is a director of ADP, BlackRock Fixed Income Funds and MetLife. He is also co-chair of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation.
In addition to writing more than 100 scholarly articles in economics and finance, Hubbard is the author of three popular textbooks as well as co-author of The Aid Trap: Hard Truths About Ending Poverty; Balance: The Economics of Great Powers From Ancient Rome to Modern America; and Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise: Five Steps to a Better Health Care System. His commentaries appear in major media in the U.S. and Asia.
Hubbard earned BA and BS degrees from the University of Central Florida, where he received the National Society of Professional Engineers Award. He also holds AM and PhD degrees in economics from Harvard.
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