Wayne Winegarden, Ph.D. is the Principal of Capitol Economic Advisors, the Managing Editor for EconoSTATS, and a Sr. Fellow in Business & Economics at the Pacific Research Institute.  Dr. Winegarden has over 25 years of business, economic, and policy experience with an expertise in macroeconomic analyses, public policy (including fiscal, monetary, and regulatory policies), corporate strategy, and strategic planning.  He advises clients on the economic, business, and investment implications from changes in broader macroeconomic trends and government policies.  Dr. Winegarden’s columns have been published in the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Investors’ Business Daily, Forbes.com, and Townhall.com, and is often asked to present his views on radio and television news programs.  He was previously economics faculty at Marymount University; worked as a business economist in Hong Kong and New York City; and a policy economist for policy and trade associations in Washington D.C.  Dr. Winegarden received his Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University.




Donald Rieck Is President of the American Spectator Foundation and President and founder of EconoSTATS. He has extensive, broad-based experience in strategic management and public policy. He comes from years of leading special projects at Comcast Corporation. Mr. Rieck received his Master of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Business Administration from Temple University.





Professor Donald J. Boudreaux was the Chairman of the Department of Economics at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, from August 2001 to August 2009. Previously, he was president of the Foundation for Economic Education (1997-2001); Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Economics at Clemson University (1992-1997); and Assistant Professor of Economics at George Mason University (1985-1989).

During the Spring 1996 semester he was an Olin Visiting Fellow in Law and Economics at the Cornell Law School. His PhD in economics is from Auburn University (1986) and his law degree is from the University of Virginia (1992).

He has lectured, in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and Europe, on a wide variety of topics, including the nature of law, antitrust law and economics, and international trade. He is published in The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Regulation, Reason, Ideas on Liberty, The Washington Times, The Journal of Commerce, the Cato Journal, and several scholarly journals such as the Supreme Court Economic Review, Southern Economic Journal, Antitrust Bulletin, and Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking.

He is the author of Globalization (Greenwood Press, 2008) and has a blog with Russ Roberts entitled Cafe Hayek.

Niles Chura is the Founder of Ouray, LLC with responsibility for setting investment strategy and decisions as well as monitoring policies and managing portfolio risk.  Mr. Chura is a seasoned finance professional with experience in the asset management, banking and corporate sectors.  Prior to working in finance, he served overseas as a field artillery officer in the U.S. Army.  Mr. Chura received an M.B.A. with a finance concentration from Yale University and a B.A. in economics and government from The College of William & Mary.  His thoughts on macroeconomic risks have been published by Forbes.com and Laffer Associates and he has lectured at several leading universities, including The University of Virginia, Georgetown University and The College of William & Mary.