Arthur Laffer To Keynote Chattanooga Chamber Of Commerce Annual Meeting

Monday, August 14, 2017

American economist Arthur Laffer, Ph.D., will keynote this year’s Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting, Wednesday, Aug. 23, presented by Pinnacle Financial Partners and Elliot Davis Decosimo. 

Mr. Laffer is the founder and chairman of Laffer Associates, an institutional economic research and consulting firm, as well as Laffer Investments, an institutional investment management firm. 

Educated at Stanford and Yale Universities, Mr. Laffer is widely noted for his economic acumen and influence in triggering a worldwide tax-cutting movement in the 80s. This expertise and his creation of the Laffer Curve earned him the distinction of “the father of supply-side economics.” 

The Laffer Curve, one of the main theoretical constructs of supply-side economics, illustrates the tradeoff between tax rates and the tax revenues actually collected by government. Read more about the Laffer Curve here. 

Mr. Laffer was part of President Reagan’s Economic Policy Advisory Board, and advised Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on fiscal policy in the UK in the 80s. He is the author of a number of books, including “Return to Prosperity: How America Can Regain Its Economic Superpower Status,” “Eureka! How to Fix California,” and New York Times bestseller “An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of States.” 

Mr. Laffer now resides in Middle Tennessee. Read more about him here. 

In addition to Mr. Laffer’s keynote address, Annual Meeting celebrates the Chamber’s accomplishments over the last year, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center Aug. 23. 

Register and learn more here.

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