Over the course of his career, Alan Reynolds has worked as a scholar, a columnist, a business strategist and a government advisor. Presently, he is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, a Washington-based libertarian think tank. He previously served as director of economic research at the Hudson Institute, and as vice president and chief economist at both Polyconomics and at the First National Bank of Chicago.
In 1996, Reynolds served as research director with the National Commission on Tax Reform and Economic Growth (the "Kemp Commission"). One of the original "supply side" economists, Reynolds worked with Alan Greenspan and Larry Kudlow on David Stockman's Office of Management and Budget transition team in 1981.
More recently, Reynolds has testified on tax policy before the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees.
Reynolds did his undergraduate work in economics at UCLA and graduate studies at Cal State Sacramento. His economic research has been published by such organizations as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Joint Economic Committee, and the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and St. Louis.
A former columnist with Forbes and Reason, Reynolds has been a frequent contributor to such publications as The Wall Street Journal, American Spectator, National Review, Harvard Business Review, International Economy, Challenge, Washington Times and the New York Post.