John D. Mueller
The Lehrman Institute Fellow in Economics
Program: Economics and Ethics
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 retired in January 2015 as 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 35 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; updated paperback, 2014). 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.
Reviews of John D. Mueller’s Redeeming Economics: Rediscovering the Missing Element, ISI Books, Wilmington, DE, 2014 
The Economics of Pay-As-You Go Social Security, and the Economic Cost of Ending It.
Published in National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare on October 1, 1997
A Challenge to Conventional Labor-Market Wisdom; The "Wedge" versus "Social Wage" (Comment)
Published in LBMC Report, Financial Times on May 2, 1994
How Can Wages Fall While Unemployment Rises?
Published in LBMC Report on March 11, 1994
Published in LBMC Report on June 29, 1993
The Curse of Being a Reserve Currency
Published in The Wall Street Journal on January 4, 1993
John Paul II’s "Renewal" of the Church’s Economic Thought
Published in Toward a More Humane Society: Practical Perspectives on the Social Thought of John Paul II. Conference at George Washington University on March 7, 1992
The World’s Real Money Supply
Published in The Wall Street Journal on March 5, 1991
CPI at 7%? Bet Your Reserve Dollar
Published in Wall Street Journal on February 24, 1989
A Subsidy for Motherhood: Why I Now Support Social Security
Published in Policy Review on October 15, 1987
The Reserve-Currency Curse
Published in The Wall Street Journal on September 4, 1986