Dr. Gary L. Wolfram, an adjunct scholar at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, is a professor of economics at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan, and president of the Hillsdale Policy Group, a consulting firm specializing in taxation and public policy analysis. He is the author of A Capitalist Manifesto: Understanding the Market Economy and Defending Liberty (2012).
His government experience includes a stint as Washington chief of staff for Michigan Congressman Nick Smith, being senior economist for the Michigan State Republican policy staff, and serving as Michigan's deputy state treasurer for taxation and economic policy.
One of the highlights of Wolfram's government service was directing the establishment of Michigan's Enterprise Zone legislation. He also served as chairman of the Headlee Amendment Blue Ribbon Commission.
Dr. Wolfram earned his Ph.D. at the University of California-Berkeley, and he has taught at several colleges and universities, including Mt. Holyoke College, The University of Michigan, and Washington State University.