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Thomas Gale Moore
Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution

Thomas Gale Moore, a member of CEI’s Board of Directors, is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, specializing in international trade, regulation, the environment, and privatization. He has written on airline deregulation, trucking regulation and deregulation, stock market margins, minimum wages, energy policy, environmental policy and privatization. Recently, he has been researching the economic consequences of global warming, should it occur, and has written a book on the subject, entitled: Climate of Fear: Why We Shouldn't Worry about Global Warming (Cato Books, 1998).

He attended MIT, then enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served for four years during the Korean War. After his tour of duty, he earned his B.A. degree from George Washington University in 1957, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago in 1959 and 1961.

Moore was a member of President Ronald Reagan's Council on Economic Advisers from 1985 to 1989. In that capacity, he supervised a staff of economists who advised the President on trade, tax, regulation, agriculture, transportation, environment, and health issues. During 1968-70, he had served as Senior Staff Economist on the Council covering regulatory and industrial organization issues.

Between 1985-89, Moore was a member of the President's National Critical Materials Council and during 1988-89, he served as acting chairman. In 1989, Moore was a member of the President's National Commission on Superconductivity. In 1988-89 he was acting chairman of the President's National Critical Materials Council.

Before coming to Hoover, Moore was an Associate Professor and then Professor of Economics at Michigan State University where he taught graduate courses on economic theory and industrial organization. Prior to joining Michigan State he was an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Industrial Administration of the Carnegie Institute of Technology. He has also taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and University of California Los Angeles. Moore has written widely for both the popular press and academic journals on economic, political, and law issues.

Moore is the author of the Economics of the American Theatre, (Duke University Press, 1968); Freight Transportation Regulation (American Enterprise Institute, 1972); Public Claims on U.S. Output (American Enterprise Institute, 1973); Uranium Enrichment and Public Policy (American Enterprise Institute-Hoover Institution Policy Study 1978); Trucking Regulation: Lessons from Europe (American Enterprise Institute-Hoover Institution Policy Study 18, 1976); co-edited the Essence of Stigler (Hoover Institution Press 1986).

Thomas Moore is an Adjunct Scholar of the Cato Institute and a Fellow of the California Institute of International Studies. He also serves on the Board of Advisors of The Independent Institute, and on the Board of Editors of the Economic Series of Texas A&M University Press. Moore also is on the Advisory Board of the Institute for Market Economics, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Moore is also serving as a board member of The Environmental Literacy Council. The purpose of the Council is to improve the current state of environmental education. Moore served on the Independent Commission on Environmental Education that preceded the Council. The Commission reviewed the most widely used curricula, textbooks, and educational materials, and made recommendations based on its evaluation.

His writings are available at: http//




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