Michael Boskin’s research examines the economic outlook and evolving trends significant to business, national and international economic policy and the intersection of economics and geopolitics. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and chaired the blue-ribbon Commission on the Consumer Price Index, whose report transformed the way government statistical agencies around the world measure inflation, GDP and productivity. Boskin served as chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) from 1989 to 1993.
Boskin is internationally recognized for his research on world economic growth, tax and budget theory and policy, Social Security, U.S. saving and consumption patterns, and the implications of changing technology and demography on capital, labor, and product markets. Adviser to governments and businesses globally, Boskin also serves on several corporate and philanthropic boards of directors. He is frequently sought as a public speaker on the economic outlook and evolving trends significant to business, national and international economic policy, and the intersection of economics and geopolitics.