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Roger B. Porter
is IBM Professor of Business and Government. Joining the Kennedy
School faculty in 1977, he has served for more than a decade in
senior economic policy positions in the White House, most recently
as Assistant to the President for Economic and Domestic Policy from
1989 to 1993. He served as Director of the White House Office of
Policy Development in the Reagan Administration and as Executive
Secretary of the President’s Economic Policy Board during the Ford
Administration. He is the author of several books on economic
policy, including Presidential Decision Making and
Efficiency, Equity and Legitimacy: The Multilateral Trading
System at the Millennium. An alumnus of Brigham Young
University, Porter was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, where
he received his BPhil degree. He was a White House Fellow from 1974
to 1975 and received his MA and PhD degrees from Harvard
The American Presidency
The Business-Government Relationship in the United States
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Selected Publication Citations:
- Book Chapters
Porter, Roger B. "The Three Presidencies: Power and Policy." The
Presidency and the Political System. Ed. Michael Nelson. CQ
Press, 2013, 500-524.
Porter, Roger B. "The Crisis of 2008 and Financial Services
Regulation." New Directions in Financial Services
Regulation. Ed. Roger B. Porter, Robert R. Glauber, and Thomas
J. Healey. The MIT Press, 2011, 1-12.
Porter, Roger B. "Efficiency, Equity, and Legitimacy: The
Multilateral Trading System in the Twenty-First Century."
Efficiency, Equity, Legitimacy: The Multilateral Trading System
at the Millennium.". Ed. Roger B. Porter, Pierre Sauve, Arvind
Subramanian, and Americo Beviglia Zampetti. Brookings Institution,
Porter, Roger B. "The Long View of Leaders." BYU Magazine,
Porter, Roger. "A Deserving President." Washington Times,
January 3, 2007.
Porter, Roger. "Ford Fostered Civility and Decency." Deseret
Morning News, December 29, 2006.
Porter, Roger B. "With the Wind at His Back." La Tercera
(Chile), November 4, 2004.
Porter, Roger B. "Reagan Was a Man of Great Vision." Deseret
Morning News, June 10, 2004.
- Edited Volumes
Porter, Roger B., Robert R. Glauber, and Thomas J. Healey, eds.
New Directions in Financial Services Regulation. MIT Press,
Porter, Roger B., Pierre Sauve, Arvind Subramanian, and Americo
Beviglia Zampetti, eds. Efficiency, Equity, Legitimacy: The
Multilateral Trading System at the Millennium. CBG-Brookings
- Magazine and Newspaper Articles
Porter, Roger. "A President with a Purpose." Harvard
Magazine (March/April 2007).
- Research Papers/Reports
Porter, Roger B. "Japan's Economic Prospects." M-RCBG Faculty
Working Paper 2012-15, November 2012.
Porter, Roger. "The Presidents We Pick: On Our Increasingly
Democratic Politics." Review of Running Alone: Presidential
Leadership from JFK to Bush II - Why It Has Failed and How We Can
Fix It, by James MacGregor Burns. Harvard Magazine,
November-December 2007: 26-28.