Thomas R. Saving, Ph.D.

Thomas R. Saving, Ph.D.Senior Fellow

Dr. Thomas R. Saving is an NCPA senior fellow, and the Executive Director of the Private Enterprise Research Center at Texas A&M University. A University Distinguished Professor of Economics at Texas A&M, he also holds the Jeff Montgomery Professorship in Economics.

In 2000, Dr. Saving was appointed by President Clinton as a Public Trustee of the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds. On May 2, 2001, Dr. Saving was appointed by President Bush to the Commission to Strengthen Social Security.

Dr. Saving received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and served on the faculty at the University of Washington, Seattle and Michigan State University before moving to Texas A&M University in 1968.

His current research emphasis is on the benefit of markets in solving the pressing issues in health care and Social Security. He is the co-editor of Medicare Reform: Issues and Answers (University of Chicago Press, 1999) and the co-author of The Economics of Medicare Reform (W. E. Upjohn Institute, 2000), and (with Andrew Rettenmaier) co-author of The Diagnosis and Treatment of Medicare (American Enterprise Institute, 2007), in addition to many articles in professional journals and two influential books on monetary theory.  He has served as a referee or as a member of the editorial board of major United States economics journals and was co-editor of Economic Inquiry from 1997-2006.

Dr. Saving has been elected to the post of President of the Western Economics Association, President of the Southern Economics Association and President of the Association of Private Enterprise Education.

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