PERSONAL: Married Marcy Lansman (an artist and writer). Education: University of Michigan, Ph.D., 1963. Hobbies and other interests: Concert violinist.
ADDRESSES: Office—Department of Economics, 3305 Gardner Hall, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27588.
CAREER: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, professor of economics, 1967–. Military service: U.S. Army, 1955–57; became first lieutenant.
Mathematical Techniques of Economic Analysis, Prentice-Hall (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1972.
Deficit Hysteria, Praeger (Westport, CT), 1998.
Social Security under the Gun: What Every Concerned Citizen Needs to Know about Pension Reform, Palgrave Macmillan (New York, NY), 2003.
WORK IN PROGRESS: Research on the drug war.
SIDELIGHTS: Arthur Benavie told CA: "My primary motivation in writing is to apply the best scientific research to evaluate public policy for the general public in crucial areas such as the war on drugs, the budget deficit, and social security. A key challenge for me is to write in as lucid and interesting a style as possible, so the general reader will be motivated to read. My hope is that I can help educate the public and improve our public policies in areas that are crucial for the general welfare, and which are not well understood."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Booklist, January 1, 2003, Barbara Jacobs, review of Social Security under the Gun: What Every Concerned Citizen Needs to Know about Pension Reform, p. 814.