E.S. Savas has B.A. and B.S. degrees from the University of Chicago and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University, and an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Piraeus (Greece). He is the author of fifteen books and over 130 articles; his books have been published in 23 foreign editions. He is an internationally known pioneer in and authority on privatization.
He served as First Deputy City Administrator of New York and as Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, appointed by President Ronald Reagan. He also served as a councilman in his suburban town. He was a professor of public management at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business and taught in the Department of Management, School of Business, Baruch College, where he also served for eight years as chairman.