Introducing Guest Blogger Neil H. Buchanan

buchanan-neil.jpgI’m very pleased to announce that my colleague, Professor Neil H. Buchanan will be joining us as a guest blogger this month.

Nei is an associate professor at George Washington University Law School. Prior to coming to GW, he taught at Rutgers-Newark School of Law and was a visiting professor at NYU School of Law. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School in 2002, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. After law school, he clerked for Judge Robert H. Henry on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Prior to attending law school, Neil was an economics professor. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University, specializing in macroeconomics, the history of economic thought, and economic methodology. He received his B.A. from Vassar College, earning highest honors as an economics major. He has held full-time faculty positions in economics at the University of Michigan, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Barnard College, Goucher College, and Wellesley College. He also has held visiting or adjunct faculty positions in economics at Bard College, Towson University, the University of California at Berkeley, and the University of Utah. He has served as the director of the Center for Advanced Macroeconomic Policy in Milwaukee and as a research associate at the Levy Institute, a public policy think tank in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

Neil’s current research concerns the long-term tax and spending patterns of the federal government, focusing on such issues as budget deficits, the national debt, and the long-run prospects for the Social Security system. He also is developing a long-term research project that asks how current policy choices should be shaped by concerns for the interests of future generations.

Neil blogs regularly for the legal blog, Dorf on Law.

His recent publications include:

* Social Security, Generational Justice, and Long-Term Deficits, 58 Tax L. Rev. 275 (Fall 2005)

* Social Security and Government Deficits: When Should We Worry? 92 Cornell L. Rev. 257 (2007)

* What Do We Owe Future Generations? 77 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. ___ (2009) (forthcoming)

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