Roger B. Porter

IBM Professor of Business and Government
Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government
Office Address
Belfer-411
Mailing Address
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Mailbox 82
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact
Phone: 617-496-4036
Fax: 617-496-2615
Email: roger_porter@Harvard.Edu
Assistant
Jamie Georgia (617-496-3440)
Roger Porter

Profile

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 University.

Courses

Fall

  • DPI-115 The American Presidency
  • BGP-100 The Business-Government Relationship in the United States

Media Expertise

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Research

For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the Harvard Kennedy School Research Report Online.

Selected Publication Citations:

  • Book Chapters
    • 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, 2001.
  • Commentary
    • Porter, Roger B. "The Long View of Leaders." BYU Magazine, Fall 2012.
    • 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, 2011.
    • Porter, Roger B., Pierre Sauve, Arvind Subramanian, and Americo Beviglia Zampetti, eds. Efficiency, Equity, Legitimacy: The Multilateral Trading System at the Millennium. CBG-Brookings Institution, 2001.
  • 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.
  • Reviews
    • 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.