Richard W. Rahn is an economist, syndicated columnist, and entrepreneur. Currently he is Chairman of Improbable Success Productions and the Institute for Global Economic Growth.
In 1990, Dr. Rahn founded the Novecon companies, which included Novecon Financial Ltd., Novecopter, and Sterling Semiconductor (now owned by Dow Corning). He has served as a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, the Hudson Institute, and the Discovery Institute; as a visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation; and as a National Executive Director of the Ripon Society. He has written more than a thousand articles for newspapers, magazines, and professional journals, including the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today or Forbes. Dr. Rahn has testified before the U.S. Congress on economic issues more than seventy-five times.
He holds a B.A. in economics at the University of South Florida, an M.B.A. from Florida State University, a Ph.D. from Columbia University, and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws by Pepperdine University.