Edward John Ray
Biographical Sketch

Ed Ray received his undergraduate BA degree in Mathematics from Queens College (CUNY) in June 1966, graduating cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his MA degree in Economics from Stanford University in 1969 and his Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University in June 1971.

Ed has been a member of the Economics faculty at The Ohio State University since 1970 and is currently Professor of Economics and Executive Vice President and Provost. He served as Department Chairperson from 1976 to 1992, and received the University Distinguished Chairperson Award in 1989. Ed served as an Associate Provost from May 1992 until May, 1993, Senior Vice Provost and Chief Information Officer from 1993-1998 and Acting and then Interim Senior Vice President and Provost between December, 1997-December, 1998.

Ed's research interests include the history of protectionism in the United States, the determinants of U.S. foreign direct investment and foreign direct investment in the United States, the structure of tariff and nontariff trade barriers in the United States and abroad, the role of financial reform in economic development, the adoption of the income tax in the United States, the rise in military industrial complex and veterans pension spending, and the adoption of social security in the U.S. His research has been published in a number of leading economics journals, including: The American Economic Review, The Journal of Political Economy, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, The Review of Economic Studies, The Review of Economics and Statistics, The Journal of Law and Economics, and the Journal of Economic History. Ed has co-authored a principles text. His book entitled U. S. Protectionism and the World Debt Crisis was published by Quorem Press in 1989.

Ed has had research support from the Department of Labor, Department of Commerce, U.S.A.I.D., and the Office of Technology Assessment. He has also been involved in collaborative research projects in the Dominican Republic and Egypt.

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