Announcement: Economist Thomas Stratmann joins The Growth Commission

Announcement: Economist Thomas Stratmann joins The Growth Commission

The Growth Commission welcomes Thomas Stratmann, a distinguished macro economist, who currently holds an appointment as Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics at George Mason University and a courtesy appointment at Antonin Scalia Law School as a new Growth Commissioner.

As a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center in the United States, he has produced a wide ranging body of work focused on macro economics, fiscal policy, political economy and experimental economics.

He also holds a  BA from the Free University of Berlin and his MA and PhD in economics from the University of Maryland and has published in journals such as the American Economic Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Law and Economics, and the Review of Economics and Statistics.

The Growth Commission welcomes Thomas as a new Growth Commissioner and looks forward to his input and comments on the organisation’s research into low growth economies and solutions to grow sluggish economies.

Shanker Singham Co-Chairman of the Growth Commission said:

“We are incredibly excited to expand The Growth Commission’s expertise with the arrival of our new Growth Commissioner, Thomas Stratmann. He brings with him a breadth of experience and deep understanding of his field with a particular focus of macro economics in a free market context. With his input, I believe our work will amplify the quality of our output and further inform our already growing research into low growth economies in the west and what can be done to turn this around. Welcome Thomas!”

Thomas Stratmann, Newly appointed Commissioner said:

“I am deeply honored to join The Growth Commission at such a pivotal moment. The Commission’s commitment to fostering economic growth through innovative research and policy advice is more crucial than ever. By championing domestic and international competition, freedom of exchange, and the protection of property rights, the Commission demonstrates that prosperity is achievable across all nations and societal segments. I am excited to contribute to our mission of dismantling the barriers that impede economic growth, ensuring an environment where innovation and market dynamics naturally foster enhanced economic opportunities. Working alongside my fellow Commissioners, I am committed to promoting policies emphasizing economic freedom and the power of competitive markets to drive prosperity.