R. Glenn Hubbard

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R. Glenn Hubbard was the former Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (2001-2003). He was instrumental in making the arguments for passing the 2003 "Bush Tax Cuts", i.e., the extant regressive US tax policy. He was touted as one of two leading candidates to succeed Alan Greenspan as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board.[1]

Hubbard was one of the "academic experts" and former economics advisors interviewed by Charles Ferguson for Inside Job, the documentary about the 2008 financial debacle.[2] Hubbard bristled when challenged on the nature of his policy recommendations and the long list of corporate affiliations; he didn't seem to think that it amounted to a conflict of interest.[3]


  • Dean, Columbia Univ. Business School.
  • Board, Met-Life[4]
  • member of the Panel of Economic Advisors for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York[4]
  • member, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Board, BlackRock Closed-End Funds[4]
  • Board, KKR Financial Holdings LLC[4]
  • former Director (2006-2008), Capmark Financial Corporation [4]
  • Board of Directors of Automatic Data Processing (ADP) (since 2004), Inc.[5]
  • Director, Resources for the Future [6]
  • former Director, Information Services Group, Inc. (2006-2008)[4]
  • former Board Member, Duke Realty Corporation (2004-2008)[5]
  • former Board Member, Dex Media, Inc. (2004- 2006)[5]
  • former Board Member, R.H. Donnelley Corporation (2006)[4]
  • former Director, ITU Ventures (2003-2005)[5]
  • former director, Angel Society, LLC (2000-2001)[5]
  • former director, Information Technology University, LLC (2000-2001)[5]


Columbia Business School
3022 Broadway, Uris Hall 101
New York, NY 10027
Phone: 212-854-2888
Email: rgh1@columbia.edu
Website: www0.gsb.columbia.edu

Articles and resources

Related SourceWatch articles


  1. Edmund L. Andrews, David Leonhardt, Eduardo Porter and Louis Uchitelle, At the Fed, an Unknown Became a Safe Choice, The New York Times, October 26, 2005. "Supply-siders would have preferred Glenn Hubbard," said Michael T. Darda, chief economist at MKM Partners in Greenwich, Conn., and a promoter of supply-side ideas.
  2. Inside Job: Cast (Accessed: 12 March)
  3. Essence of the questions asked by Charles Ferguson, the clip can be viewed here
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 MetLife: Board of Directors (Accessed: 14 January 2012). Hubbard has been a Board member since February 2007.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Glenn Hubbard: Profile (Accessed: 14 January 2012)
  6. Directors, Resources for the Future, accessed October 3, 2008.

External resources

  • Inside Job (film), Wikipedia, Inside Job. The film is described by director Charles H. Ferguson as being about "the systemic corruption of the United States by the financial services industry and the consequences of that systemic corruption."