So there's no question that these numbers tell us that the economy has weakened and weakened substantiallyLazear says GDP shows weakened economy Oct 30, 2008
We are seeing what I think anyone would characterize as a recession in certain parts of the countryMost states in a recession, economist says Oct 21, 2008
The best compliment that can be paid to the Council of Economic Advisers is that the council tells it like it is so that you, Mr. President, have the best economic information available on which to base your decisionsLazear joins Council of Economic Advisers Mar 06, 2006
Edward Paul "Ed" Lazear (born 1948) is an award-winning American economist, considered the founder of personnel economics, and was the chief economic advisor to President George W. Bush.
Lazear graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a bachelor's degree and master's degree in economics in 1971. He received his doctorate in economics from Harvard University in 1974.
From 1985 to 1992, he was a professor of Urban and Labor Economics at the University of Chicago. Since 1992, he has been an economics professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Lazear has served as a research assistant at the National Bureau of Economic Research, as well as a research fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research and the Institute for the Study of Labor. He is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. In 1996, he founded the Society of Labor Economists. Prior to his nomination and confirmation as chief economic advisor to the President, Lazear was a member of Bush's tax reform advisory panel in 2005.