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Gary Burtless (born April 11, 1950) is an American economist. He received his A.B. from Yale University in 1972 and his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1977. He worked as an economist from the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare from 1977 to 1979 and the U.S. Department of Labor from 1979 to 1981.

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He currently serves as senior fellow of Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution. His main areas of expertise are "labor market policy, income distribution, population aging, social insurance, household saving, and the behavioral effects of taxes and government transfers." [1]

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Publications

According to Amazon.com Burtless has published the following books:

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References

  1. "Gary Burtless web-site at the Brookings Institution". Archived from the original on 2010-04-04. Retrieved 2010-04-02.