The University of Colorado Boulder has announced Brian Domitrovic as a finalist for the position of Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy in the 2015-16 academic year.
Domitrovic will visit the CU-Boulder campus on Monday, March 16, and will give a public talk. He will discuss “A Secret History of Tax Cuts: The Democratic Connection” at 5:15 p.m. in Eaton Humanities Room 250.
Domitrovic’s talk will include some material that he and co-author Larry Kudlow chronicle in a yet-to-be published book on the JFK tax cuts.
The event is free and open to the public.
Domitrovic holds a Ph.D. in history from Harvard University, where he also did graduate work in the economics department. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Columbia University, studying history and mathematics.
An associate professor and chairman of the department of history at Sam Houston State University, he has written for numerous scholarly and popular publications.
He is the author of Econoclasts: the Rebels Who Sparked the Supply-Side Revolution and Restored American Prosperity.
Domitrovic writes a weekly column at Forbes.com under the byline Past & Present. His blog is Supply-Side Economics Today. Domitrovic lives in Texas with his wife and children.
The visiting scholar search committee is chaired by Keith Maskus, economics professor of distinction at the CU-Boulder College of Arts and Sciences. The committee includes both internal and external members.
The committee has been working to identify finalists for the visiting-scholar position, which is a one-year appointment. The committee has sought “highly visible” scholars who are “deeply engaged in either the analytical scholarship or practice of conservative thinking and policymaking or both.”
The Conservative Thought and Policy Program was launched in fall 2013 with the appointment of Steven Hayward as the inaugural visiting scholar.
The Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy is a pilot program supported by private funds. More than 20 donors have raised $1 million to support the program.
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