Brian DomitrovicMay 1, 2023
The Emergence of Arthur Laffer
The Foundations of Supply-Side Economics in Chicago and Washington, 1966–1976
Palgrave Macmillan 2021
The Emergence of Arthur Laffer: The Foundations of Supply-Side Economics in Chicago and Washington, 1966–1976 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021) explores the origins of Arthur Laffer’s economic theories and how they became a part of mainstream economic policy. Utilizing interviews and archival material, Laffer’s life is traced from his early education through to his time working for the Nixon and Reagan administrations. Laffer’s influence on Reaganomics is discussed alongside the development of supply-side economics, the shift towards neoliberal policies, and the Laffer curve. This book aims to contextualize the work of Laffer within archival research and wider economic trends. It will be relevant researchers and policy makers interested in the history of economic thought and the political economy.
Brian Domitrovic is the Richard S. Strong Scholar at the Laffer Center.
Caleb Zakarin is the Assistant Editor of the New Books Network.