Lawrence B. Lindsey is the Assistant to the President for Economic Affairs.

Lindsey served as managing director of Economic Strategies, Inc. He was also a resident scholar and holder of the Arthur F. Burns chair at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C.

Lindsey was a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for five years from November 1991 to February 1997. Additionally, he was chairman of the board of the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, a national public/private community redevelopment organization, from 1993 until his departure from the Federal Reserve.

Prior to joining the Board, Lindsey was a Special Assistant to the President for Policy Development during the first Bush Administration.  He was an associate professor of economics at Harvard University between 1984 and 1989.

He also served three years on the staff of the Council of Economic Advisers during the Reagan Administration where he was Senior Staff Economist for Tax Policy.

He is the author of The Growth Experiment: How the New Tax Policy Is Transforming the U.S. Economy, and has contributed numerous articles to professional publications. His honors and awards include the Distinguished Public Service Award of the Boston Bar Association, an honorary Juris Doctor Degree from Bowdoin College, selection as a Citicorp/Wriston Fellow for Economic Research, and the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award from the National Tax Association.

Lindsey received his A.B. magna cum laude from Bowdoin College and his Masters and Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.

Lindsey was born in July 1954, in Peekskill, New York. He and his wife Susan have a son and daughter.