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William E. Simon Jr.


William Edward "Bill" Simon, Jr. is an American businessman and former federal prosecutor. In 2002, Simon campaigned unsuccessfully for Governor of California as a Republican against Democratic incumbent Gray Davis. Simon is a member of the Board of Overseers at the Hoover Institution.

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4% Economic Growth? Yes, We Can Achieve That

by Lee Ohanian, Andrew Atkeson, William E. Simon Jr.via Investor's Business Daily
Thursday, September 3, 2015

It is no secret that the recovery from the recession that ended in June of 2009 has been virtually non-existent. More striking, however, is the impact that this recession and its aftermath have had on the conventional wisdom in Washington regarding America's long-term economic future.

Who Needs the IMF?

by George P. Shultz, William E. Simon Jr., Walter B. Wristonvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, April 30, 1998

The International Monetary Fund has pledged to help bail out the economies of Southeast Asia—thereby making matters worse. Why the IMF is "ineffective, unnecessary, and obsolete." By Hoover fellow, former U.S. secretary of state, and former U.S. secretary of the treasury George P. Shultz; Hoover overseer and former U.S. secretary of the treasury William E. Simon; and former Citicorp chairman Walter B. Wriston.