Lawrence J. McQuillan is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Entrepreneurial Innovation at the Independent Institute. He received his PhD in economics from George Mason University, and he has served as Chief Economist at the Illinois Policy Institute, Director of Business and Economic Studies at the Pacific Research Institute, Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and Founding Publisher and Contributing Editor of Economic Issues.
Dr. McQuillan’s books and major studies include California Dreaming: Lessons on How to Resolve America's Public Pension Crisis, A Brighter Future: Solutions to Policy Issues Affecting America’s Children, California Prosperity: Roadmap to Recovery 2011: and Ten Steps to Return California to Prosperity, In addition, he is the author of more than 350 articles in such leading outlets as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Investor’s Business Daily, Forbes, USA Today, New York Post, and Encyclopaedia Britannica.
He further created the California Golden Fleece Awards to highlight a state or local spending program or regulation that fleeces California taxpayers, consumers, or businesses. He has been an advisor for numerous state committees and task forces within CA, within the US, and internationally. Dr. McQuillan has appeared on NPR, Fox Business Network, CNBC, C-SPAN, CNN, and radio stations across the U.S.
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