R. David Ranson
R. David Ranson is the president and director of research at HCWE & Co. (formerly Wainwright Economics), an independent investment research firm. Prior to becoming a general partner of H.C. Wainwright & Co., he taught economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Dr. Ranson was an assistant to then treasury secretary William E. Simon and a member of director George P. Shultz’s personal staff at the Office of Management and Budget. Before his service in Washington, he was a member of the Boston Consulting Group. Dr. Ranson is a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis in Dallas and a fellow of the Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise at Johns Hopkins. His work has been mentioned or appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Barron’s, the Economist, Forbes, the Christian Science Monitor, and other publications. Dr. Ranson holds MA and BSc degrees from Queen’s College, Oxford, and an MBA in finance and a PhD in business economics from the University of Chicago.