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Edward P. Lazear

 is an economist who is currently a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.[2] The author of an extensive body of research, he also regularly appears on such networks as CNBC and Fox Business News, and is a frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal.[3]

Lazear graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with AB and AM degrees in 1971. He received his doctorate in economics from Harvard University in 1974.[4]

Lazear served at the White House from 2006 - 2009, where he was chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers.[2] Before coming to Stanford, he taught at the University of Chicago.

Lazear is the founding editor of the Journal of Labor Economics, as well as the founder of the Society of Labor Economists.[2]

Lazear is also currently the Jack Steele Parker Professor of Human Resources, Management and Economics at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, as well as a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.[2]

Lazear enjoys outdoor activities in his spare time, and is an avid mountain biker[5