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Vance Ginn
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Vance Ginn, Ph.D., is an accomplished economist who champions free-market paths that let people prosper. He is the founder and president of Ginn Economic Consulting and host of his Let People Prosper Show podcast. He is also chief economist of Pelican Institute for Public Policy, contributing fellow at the Mississippi Center for Public Policy,, and senior fellow of Americans for Tax Reform and other think tanks across the country. In these roles, he provides high-quality research and trusted insights on how to affect positive changes at the federal, state, and local levels that improve people's lives and livelihoods.

He previously served as the associate director for economic policy ("chief economist") of the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, from June 2019 to May 2020, where he advised the OMB’s senior staff on economic and fiscal policy matters. Ginn is the former chief economist of the Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) and policy director for TPPF’s Alliance for Opportunity campaign, a multi-state poverty relief initiative. He has taught many economic courses at institutions of higher education, including Sam Houston State University and Texas Tech University, where he won a teaching award. 

Ginn has appeared on leading national and state news shows, such as "Cavuto: Coast to Coast" on Fox Business, “America Reports” on Fox News, and "NTD Evening News" on NTD News. His commentaries have been published at The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, Washington Post, Washington Examiner, Daily Caller, AIER, Econlib, and other popular publications.

He earned his doctorate in economics at Texas Tech University, graduated from home school in South Houston, Texas, resides in Round Rock, Texas with his wife and three kids, and is a drummer who played for a top rock band in Houston, Texas.


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