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IBM Professor of Business and Government
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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 University.

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Outside Professional Activities For Roger Porter

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Extra Space Storage, Inc. Fiduciary board membership
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation Membership on a scientific or other advisory board
Mutual of America Fiduciary board membership
National Life Group Fiduciary board membership
Packaging Corporation of America Fiduciary board membership

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Politics
Globalization
Social Policy
Public Finance
Business & Regulation
Democracy & Governance
Education, Training & Labor
Decision Making & Negotiation
Development & Economic Growth
Public Leadership & Management
International Relations & Security

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