Peter Ferrara Named Senior Fellow by The Heartland Institute

Published April 27, 2011

The Heartland Institute – a 27-year-old national nonprofit public policy research organization – is pleased to announce Peter Ferrara has joined the organization as senior fellow for entitlement and budget policy.

Ferrara is also general counsel of the American Civil Rights Union and director of policy at the Carleson Center for Public Policy, among other posts. He is the author of “The Obama Health Plan: Rationing, Higher Taxes, and Lower Quality Care” (Heartland Policy Study #123, 2009) and “The Obamacare Disaster” (Heartland Policy Study #128, 2010).

“The federal budget and entitlement reform are emerging as the most important public policy topics of our lifetimes,” said Joseph Bast, president of The Heartland Institute. “Bringing a policy analyst of Peter’s stature on board now ensures that we will be leading rather than following the national debate.”

Peter Ferrara’s brief biography follows. For more information about The Heartland Institute or Peter Ferrara, contact Director of Communications Jim Lakely at [email protected] or 312/377-4000.
Peter Ferrara

Ferrara has written studies and reports for the Cato Institute, The Heritage Foundation, National Center for Policy Analysis, Family Research Council, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and a wide range of other institutions and publications. He appears frequently in The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Forbes, The American Spectator, National Review, Human Events, The Weekly Standard, Policy Review, and elsewhere.

Ferrara is the author or coauthor of the following books:

America’s Ticking Bankruptcy Bomb (2011)
Stop the Raid: Social Security, the Biggest Rip Off in History (2008)
Common Cents, Common Dreams: A Layman’s Guide to Social Security Privatization (1999)
A New Deal for Social Security (1998)
Free the Mail: Ending the Postal Monopoly (1990)
Religion and the Constitution: A Reinterpretation (1983)
Social Security: The Inherent Contradiction (1980)

Ferrara served as a senior staff member in the White House Office of Policy Development under President Ronald Reagan and as associate deputy attorney general under President George H.W. Bush. He also has served as an associate professor of law at the George Mason University School of Law.

He received an undergraduate degree in economics magna cum laude from Harvard College and a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School. He has practiced law with firms on Wall Street and in Washington, DC.
The Heartland Institute is a 27-year-old national nonprofit organization with offices in Chicago and Washington, DC. Its mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems. For more information, visit our Web site or call 312/377-4000.