John D. Mueller

John D. Mueller

The Lehrman Institute Fellow in Economics



John D. Mueller is the Lehrman Institute Fellow in Economics and Director of the Economics and Ethics Program at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Mr. Mueller specializes in the relation of modern economic theory to its Judeo-Christian and Greco-Roman origins, its practical application to personal, family, and political economy, and the interaction of economics, philosophical worldviews, and religious faith.

Mr. Mueller is also president of LBMC LLC, a firm in Washington, D.C. specializing in economic and financial-market forecasting and economic policy analysis. He has more than 30 years’ experience in those fields. Besides investment managers, Mr. Mueller has advised many American and foreign economic policymakers on monetary policy and exchange rates, policies for reducing unemployment, and income-tax, welfare and Social Security reform.

He is author of Redeeming Economics: Rediscovering the Missing Element (ISI Books, 2010).

From 1979 through 1988, Mr. Mueller was economist and speechwriter to then-Congressman Jack Kemp, mostly as Economic Counsel to the House Republican Conference (caucus) of which Kemp was chairman. In that capacity he drafted bills originating some key features of President Ronald Reagan’s tax cuts of 1981 and Tax Reform Act of 1986 and of Kemp’s 1988 presidential campaign.

Mr. Mueller graduated in 1974 from Haverford College.


Fiscal Fitness

Published in The Weekly Standard on February 25, 2013

Economics Deconstructed

Published in The Family in America on December 30, 2009

A Return to Augustinian Economics

Published in First Things on August 19, 2009

Go Forward to Gold

Published in National Review on December 15, 2008

Hey, Reagan Did That!

Published in National Review Online on February 3, 2006

Tax Americana

Published in The Weekly Standard, Volume 011, Issue 09 on November 14, 2005

The Answer to Three Puzzles

Published in LBMC Report on July 23, 1999

Why Devalue?

Published in LBMC Report on June 29, 1993