Christopher DeMuth

Distinguished Fellow

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At A Glance:

Christopher DeMuth is a distinguished fellow at Hudson Institute and an expert on public policy.

Biography

Christopher DeMuth is a distinguished fellow at Hudson Institute, having joined Hudson in 2012. He was president of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) from 1986 to 2008 and D.C. Searle Senior Fellow at AEI from 2008 to 2011.

Mr. DeMuth was raised in Kenilworth, Illinois, and attended the Lawrenceville School (1964), Harvard College (AB 1968), and the University of Chicago Law School (JD 1973). He served as staff assistant to President Richard M. Nixon from 1969 to 1970, working first for Daniel P. Moynihan (then assistant to the president for urban affairs) on urban affairs and then as chairman of the White House Task Force on Environmental Policy. Following law school, he practiced regulatory, antitrust, and general corporate law with Sidley & Austin in Chicago (1973–1976) and was associate general counsel of the Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail) in Philadelphia (1976–1977).

From 1977 to 1981, Mr. DeMuth was lecturer in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and director of the Harvard Faculty Project on Regulation. There he taught courses on law, economics, and regulatory policy and conducted and sponsored research on health, safety, environmental, and economic regulation.

Returning to Washington in 1981, Mr. DeMuth served as administrator for information and regulatory affairs in the US Office of Management and Budget, and executive director of the Presidential Task Force on Regulatory Relief, during President Ronald Reagan’s first term of office. From 1984 to 1986, he was managing director of Lexecon Inc., a law-and-economics consulting firm; in 1986, he was also publisher and editor-in-chief of Regulation magazine. He was elected president of the American Enterprise Institute in December 1986.

Mr. DeMuth’s articles, lectures, occasional talks, and audio/video discussions are posted at ccdemuth.com

Events
26
May 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | “History of the Future”: A Symposium Celebrating Max Singer
Featured Speakers:
John P. Walters
Kenneth R. Weinstein
Leon R. Kass
Christopher DeMuth
Lewis Libby
Nicholas Eberstadt
Dorothea Israel Wolfson
Saul Singer
26
May 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | “History of the Future”: A Symposium Celebrating Max Singer

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Wednesday 5:00 - 8:30AM
Featured Speakers:
John P. Walters
Kenneth R. Weinstein
Leon R. Kass
Christopher DeMuth
Lewis Libby
Nicholas Eberstadt
Dorothea Israel Wolfson
Saul Singer
12
December 2019
Past Event
The Chinese Threat to America's Industrial and High-Tech Future: The Case for a U.S. Industrial Policy
Featured Speakers:
Christopher DeMuth
Arthur Herman
Julius Krein
12
December 2019
Past Event
The Chinese Threat to America's Industrial and High-Tech Future: The Case for a U.S. Industrial Policy

The United States’ growing competition with China has placed unprecedented demands on the U.S. industrial base and high-technology sectors. As the C

Thursday 6:30 - 8:30AM
Featured Speakers:
Christopher DeMuth
Arthur Herman
Julius Krein
05
February 2018
Past Event
Environmental Policy in the 21st Century: The Future of the Kigali Amendment
Featured Speakers:
Steve Forbes
Christopher DeMuth
Dave Banks
Marc D'Iorio
Dr. James Hammitt
Jeff Holmstead
Thomas J. Duesterberg
David Doniger
Patrick Michaels
Paul Camuti
Stephen Yurek
05
February 2018
Past Event
Environmental Policy in the 21st Century: The Future of the Kigali Amendment

Hudson Institute hosts discussion on the Kigali Amendment.

Monday 4:00 - 7:00AM
Featured Speakers:
Steve Forbes
Christopher DeMuth
Dave Banks
Marc D'Iorio
Dr. James Hammitt
Jeff Holmstead
Thomas J. Duesterberg
David Doniger
Patrick Michaels
Paul Camuti
Stephen Yurek
22
January 2018
Past Event
1917: Lenin, Wilson, and the Birth of the New World Disorder
Featured Speakers:
Arthur Herman
Christopher DeMuth
President Wilson in Congress recommending the U.S. enter the war against Germany in 1917 (Historica Graphica Collection/Heritage Images/Getty Images)
22
January 2018
Past Event
1917: Lenin, Wilson, and the Birth of the New World Disorder

Arthur Herman on his new book, 1917: Lenin, Wilson, and the Birth of the New World Disorder

Monday 11:30 - 1:15PM
President Wilson in Congress recommending the U.S. enter the war against Germany in 1917 (Historica Graphica Collection/Heritage Images/Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Arthur Herman
Christopher DeMuth