The Cato Institute Announces New Scholar and Fellow

April 4, 2006

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WASHINGTON — The Cato Institute is pleased to announce the addition of Arnold Kling as adjunct scholar and the promotion of David Schoenbrod to senior fellow.

Arnold Kling, an independent scholar who writes about a wide variety of economic issues, was an economist on the staff of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from 1980-1986, and served as a senior economist at Freddie Mac from 1986-1994. Kling is the author of several books, most recently Crisis of Abundance: Rethinking How We Pay for Health Care, published by the Cato Institute. He also co-edits EconLog, a weblog devoted to economic issues. Kling received his Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1980.

David Shoenbrod, formerly an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, has been promoted to a Cato senior fellow. Schoenbrod is professor at New York Law School. He is an expert on the delegation of executive powers, federal regulation, injunctions, air pollution, and institutional reform litigation, and the author of Saving our Environment from Washington: How Congress Grabs Power, Shirks Responsibility, and Shortchanges the People. His previous books include Power without Responsibility: How Congress Abuses the People through Delegation and (with Ross Sandler) Democracy by Decree: How the Courts Run Government, both published by Yale University Press.

“We are delighted to be expanding our network of adjunct scholars,” said Ed Crane, Cato’s president and CEO. “Arnold Kling is one of those rare economists who is capable of explaining difficult concepts in clear English. His upcoming book on healthcare makes an important contribution to a crucially important debate, and with his affiliation with Cato we look forward to more excellent work.”

“David Shoenbrod has few peers when writing about environmental policy, and I’m pleased we’ve been able to deepen our institutional relationship with him.”

To reach Arnold Kling and David Schoenbrod for comment, please contact the Cato media relations office at 202-789-5200 or pr [at] cato [dot] org.