• Director Emeritus & PERC Fellow
  • University Distinguished Professor of Economics Emeritus
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  • Dr. Thomas R. Saving is the Director Emeritus of the Private Enterprise Research Center and a University Distinguished Professor of Economics Emeritus at Texas A&M University. Dr. Saving received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and served on the faculty at the University of Washington at Seattle and Michigan State University before moving to Texas A&M University in 1968. Dr. Saving's research has covered the areas of antitrust, monetary, and health economics. He has served as a referee or as a member of the editorial board of the major United States economics journals and as co-editor of Economic Inquiry from 1997-2006. His current research emphasis is on the benefit of markets in solving the pressing issues in health care and Social Security. He is the co-editor of Medicare Reform: Issues and Answers, University of Chicago Press, 1999, and the co-author of The Economics of Medicare Reform, W.E. Upjohn Institute, 2000, The Diagnosis and Treatment of Medicare, AEI, 2007, and wrote A Century of Federal Reserve Monetary Policy, which was published in 2019. Dr. Saving was elected to the post of President of the Western Economics Association, the Southern Economics Association and the Association of Private Enterprise Education. In 2000, President Clinton appointed Dr. Saving as a Public Trustee of the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds; he served as Trustee until 2007. He also served on President Bush's bipartisan Commission to Strengthen Social Security.