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R. Glenn Hubbard
Born September 4, 1958 (1958-09-04) (age 51)
Apopka, Florida
Nationality United States
Education B.A., B.S., 1979
A.M., 1981, Ph.D., 1983
Alma mater University of Central Florida
Harvard University
Occupation Professor of Economics and Finance
Employer Columbia Business School
Title Dean (academic)
Predecessor Meyer Feldberg
Political party Republican
Board member of Automatic Data Processing[1]
BlackRock Fin.[2]
Duke Realty[3]
KKR Fin. Corp.
Ripplewood Holdings
MetLife Inc.[4]
Religious beliefs Presbyterian
Spouse(s) Constance Hubbard
Children 2
Parents Charles Whistnant Hubbard
Myrtle Jean (Dabbs) Hubbard
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R. Glenn Hubbard (born September 4, 1958 in Apopka, Florida) is an American economist. He is Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, where he is also Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics. [6]

Hubbard is a Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, where he studies tax policy and health care.

Professor Hubbard received his B.A. and B.S. degrees summa cum laude from the University of Central Florida in 1979, and his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 1983.

Hubbard has been at Columbia University since 1988. From February 2001 until March 2003, he was chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors under President George W. Bush. He was named dean of Columbia Business School on July 1, 2004.

He was tipped by some media outlets to be a candidate for the position of Chairman of the Federal Reserve when Alan Greenspan retired, although he was not nominated for the position.[7]

A supply-side economist, he was instrumental in the design of the 2003 Bush Tax cuts.[7]

Professor Hubbard is married to Constance Hubbard, and has two sons. His brother, Gregg Hubbard, is the keyboardist for the country band, Sawyer Brown.

On January 11, 2006, it was announced that he has been tapped to serve on the advisory board of a think tank formed by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas to study the impact of globalization on the international economy.

Hubbard was an economic advisor to the 2008 presidential campaign of Mitt Romney.

He serves as Co-Chair of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation.

Popular Culture

In the spring of 2006, Columbia Business school students produced a parody video, "Every breath Bernanke takes", describing Hubbard's supposed disappointment at not receiving the nomination to be Chairman of the Federal Reserve. The video is a mock music video remix of The Police's song "Every Breath You Take".[8] The comedy troupe which produced the video also made one in 2005 about Hubbard, playing off the Vanilla Ice song "Ice Ice Baby". These videos have been popularized by Internet sites and blogs.

References

  1. ^ "Directors and Corporate Officers". ADP : Automatic Data Processing, Inc.. http://www.investquest.com/iq/a/adp/mgt/adpmgt.htm. Retrieved 2008-12-15.  
  2. ^ "BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund III Inc (CYE.N) Officers". Reuters. http://www.reuters.com/finance/stocks/officerProfile?symbol=CYE.N&officerId=1070932. Retrieved 2008-12-15.  
  3. ^ "dukerealty.com - Investor Relations - Management". Duke Realty. http://investor.dukerealty.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=60691&p=irol-govBoar. Retrieved 2008-12-15.  
  4. ^ "Director - R. Glenn Hubbard". Metlife. http://www.metlife.com/Applications/Corporate/WPS/CDA/PageGenerator/0,4132,P14649,00.html. Retrieved 2008-12-15. "R. Glenn Hubbard, Ph.D., age 50, has been the Dean of the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University since 2004 and the Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics since 1994. Dr. Hubbard has been a professor of the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University since 1988. He is also a visiting scholar and Director of the Tax Policy Program for the American Enterprise Institute, and was a member of the Panel of Economic Advisers for the Congressional Budget Office from 2004 to 2006. From 2001 to 2003, Dr. Hubbard served as Chairman of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers and as Chairman of the Economic Policy Committee of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Dr. Hubbard is a member of the Board of Directors of Automatic Data Processing, Inc., BlackRock Closed-End Funds, Capmark Financial Corporation, Duke Realty Corporation, KKR Financial Corporation and Ripplewood Holdings. He is also a Director or Trustee of the Economic Club of New York, Tax Foundation, Resources for the Future, Manhattan Council and Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York, and a member of the Advisory Board of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse... Director of MetLife and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company since February 2007."  
  5. ^ "Professor R. Glenn Hubbard Appointed Dean of Columbia Business School". Columbia University. http://www.columbia.edu/cu/news/04/04/cbs_dean.html. Retrieved 2008-12-15.  
  6. ^ Glater, Jonathan D. (April 1, 2004). "Former Bush Aide Will Lead Columbia Business School". New York Times. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C00E0D61439F932A35757C0A9629C8B63. Retrieved 2008-12-15.  
  7. ^ a b Andrews, Edmund L.; David Leonhardt, Eduardo Porter, and Louis Uchitelle (October 26, 2005). "At the Fed, an Unknown Became a Safe Choice". New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/26/business/26fed.html. Retrieved 2008-12-15.  
  8. ^ Every Breath Bernanke Takes. April 21, 2006. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipJTqCbETog. Retrieved 2009-11-16. "Columbia Business School Spring 2006 Follies spoof on The Police's "Every Breath You Take" featuring imitation Dean Glenn Hubbard and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke"  

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Preceded by
Martin Neil Baily
Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers
2001-2003
Succeeded by
N. Gregory Mankiw
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