Benjamin Zycher, an economist, is a Senior Fellow at Manhattan Institute's Center for Medical Progress. In addition, he is a member of the advisory boards of the quarterly journal Regulation, USA for Innovation, and Consumer Alert.
Dr. Zycher is a former senior economist at the RAND Corporation, a former vice president for research at the Milken Institute, and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Western Economic Association International. He is also a former adjunct professor of economics at the University of California, Los Angeles and the former editor of the quarterly public policy journal Jobs & Capital. Dr. Zycher was a senior staff economist at the President's Council of Economic Advisers during the first two years of the Reagan Administration. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California Los Angeles (1979) and a Master of Public Policy from the University of California Berkeley (1974).
Dr. Zycher's research focuses on the economic and political effects of regulation, government spending, taxation and counterterrorism public expenditures. He has done considerable work as well on health care policy and the economics of the pharmaceutical sector, and on energy and environmental policy. Dr. Zycher published work on long-term trends in economic performance and military capability, the use of trade policy in pursuit of foreign policy goals, the modern performance of the Chinese economy, and measures of burdensharing within alliances. He is the author of "Defense Economics" and "OPEC" in The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics (forthcoming 2007).
Dr. Zycher is a naturalized citizen of the United States (1956), 56 years of age, married with two children, and lives in Agoura Hills, California.