Thomas Walton

Adjunct Professor, Lawrence Technological University

Dr. Thomas Walton is an Adjunct Professor at the College of Management, Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan and a Policy Advisor for The Heartland Institute. Dr. Walton served as a member of The Heartland Institute’s Board of Directors from 2001 to 2009.

Dr. Walton obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1967 and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1971. He was Assistant Professor at New York University before joining General Motors in 1973. 

In March of 1982, Dr. Walton left General Motors to serve as Special Advisor for Regulatory Affairs, Federal Trade Commission. He rejoined General Motors in August of 1984, where he  went on to become Director of Economic Policy Analysis overseeing the analysis of the effectiveness and costs of current and prospective governmental policies and regulations. He also served as Vice Chair of The Business Research Advisory Council to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics in Washington D.C.

Dr. Walton is the author of many publications regarding environmental, health and safety, antitrust, international trade, industrial competitiveness, and other policy issues. He is a member of the American Economic Association and the Detroit Association of Business Economists.

Thomas Walton Contributions

job growth
February 14, 2024
  • Employment
  • Economy
July 19, 2013
  • Taxes
  • FIRE
  • Economy
  • Government Spending