Paul W. McCracken
1915 – 2012
Paul W. McCracken’s influence on how we think about economic policy has reached from the academy to the popular press to the highest reaches of government.
He served as a member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors under President Eisenhower and as its Chairman under President Nixon. He was also a member of President Reagan’s Economic Policy Advisory Board, and was the author of a regular and influential column for the Wall Street Journal. He was the Edmund Ezra Day Distinguished University Professor of Business Administration at the University of Michigan, where he had been a member of the faculty since 1948.
Watch the OLL Video The Intellectual Portrait Series: A Conversation with Paul W. McCracken