Wendy Gramm, Ph.D.
Wendy Gramm of Helotes, Texas,
received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley
College in 1966 and a Ph.D. from Northwestern
University in 1971.
Dr. Gramm is a Distinguished Senior Fellow and Director of the Regulatory
Studies Program of the Mercatus Center
at George Mason
University in Virginia.
Before joining the Mercatus Center,
Gramm served as chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission from
1988-1993. She was administrator
for Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget
from 1985-1988, the Executive Director of the Presidential Task Force on
Regulatory Relief and Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau
of Economics. Dr. Gramm was on the
research staff of the Institute for Defense Analyses. She started her economics career at Texas
where she taught economics for over eight years. Dr. Gramm has an extensive publication
record including articles in the American Economic Review and the Journal
of Law and Economics.
An economist, Dr. Gramm serves on the National Advisory Board of the National
Federation of Independent Business’ Legal Foundation and is a member of
the boards of Texas Public Policy Foundation and Longitude. She has received several awards,
including Financial Executive of the Year from the Financial Management
Dr. Gramm was appointed to the Board of Regents by Governor Rick Perry in
2001. She serves as chair of the
Committee on Academic and Student Affairs and is a member of the Committee on
Audit. Dr. Gramm is chair of the
Campus Art and Aesthetic Improvement Committee and a member of the Committee on
Educational Access and the Committee on Health Affairs. She is the Board's special liaison to
the Bill and Irma Runyon Art Collection Committee, the Texas Higher Education
Coordinating Board and the Texas A&M
for Humanities Research Development Council. Her term expires February 1, 2007.