R. Richard Geddes, Hoover Institution Research Fellow and associate professor of policy analysis and management at Cornell University, has been appointed a senior staff economist on President George W. Bush's Council of Economic Advisers (CEA).
Geddes was appointed to a one-year term on the council in mid-March. He will be one of 10 senior economists working with the three-member CEA, which analyzes and interprets economic developments, appraises the programs and activities of the government and advises the president on national economic policy.
Geddes is an expert in electricity deregulation, regulation and corporate governance, public utilities, the economics of postal delivery, infrastructure development in emerging markets and the economics of women's property rights.
The editor of the new volume Competing with the Government: Anticompetitive Behavior and Public Enterprises (Hoover Institution Press, 2004), he also is the author of Saving the Mail: How to Solve the Problems of the U.S. Postal Service (2003) and co-editor of Private Power in the Pacific (1994). He has published numerous articles in scholarly journals, including the American Economic Review, Encyclopedia of Law and Economics, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Legal Studies, Journal of Regulatory Economics, Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, Regulation, Resources and Energy and Review of Industrial Organization.
Geddes was a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution in 1999–2000, was previously an associate professor of economics at Fordham University, director of the Visiting Fellows Program at the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University and a visiting faculty fellow at Yale University Law School. He earned Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in economics from the University of Chicago and a B.S. degree in economics and finance from Towson University.