Full Name
Amity Shlaes
Job Title
Economic Historican
New York Timed Bestselling Author
Speaker Bio
Amity Shlaes, one of America's premier economic historians, is the author of six books, among them four New York Times bestsellers: Great Society: A New History, The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, Coolidge, The Forgotten Man/Graphic, The Greedy Hand: Why Taxes Drive Americans Crazy, and Germany: The Empire Within. Miss Shlaes is winner of the Frederic Bastiat and Hayek Prizes. She wrote a weekly column for more than a decade, first for the Financial Times and then Bloomberg. Before that she served on the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal. Miss Shlaes is an adviser to the C-Span Quadrennial Presidential poll and chairs the board of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation, which gives the prestigious Coolidge Scholarship, and recently co-edited, with Matthew Denhart, a new edition of Coolidge's autobiography. In 2021, Miss Shlaes was awarded the Bradley Prize.
Amity Shlaes