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Larry Kudlow

Larry Kudlow
Senior Contributor, CNBC

Lawrence Kudlow is CNBC's Senior Contributor. He was previously host of CNBC's primetime "The Kudlow Report". He is also the host of "The Larry Kudlow Show", which broadcasts each Saturday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on WABC Radio and is syndicated nationally by Cumulus Media.

Mr. Kudlow is a nationally syndicated columnist. He is a contributing editor of National Review magazine, as well as a columnist and economics editor for National Review Online. He is the author of "American Abundance: The New Economic and Moral Prosperity," published by Forbes in January 1998. His new book "JFK and the Reagan Revolution" was released on September 6, 2016.

During President Reagan's first term, Kudlow was the associate director for economics and planning, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President, where he was engaged in the development of the administration's economic and budget policy.

He is the recipient of numerous awards, including Extraordinary Commitment Award from St. Patrick's Church of Redding, CT, Bishop's Humanitarian Award from the Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens, Humanitarian Award from Pregnancy Care Center of New Rochelle, NY, Distinguished Communicator Award from the Brooklyn Diocese, Ambassadors for Mission Award from the Pontifical Mission Societies of the United States, and Cathedral Club of Brooklyn Exemplary Service Award.

In addition, Mr. Kudlow received the Spirit Award from Hazelden Foundation of Center City, MN, Exemplary Achievement Award from Covenant House of New York, Ethical Angel Award from the Guardian Angels of New York, the Reagan Great Communicator Award from the New York Young Republicans Club, Discovery Award from Sacred Heart University, Visionary Award from Council for Economic Education, Community Recognition Award from Positive Directions, Reflection Award from Good Counsel, President's Award from Silver Hill Hospital, and Dwight-Englewood School Outstanding Alumni Award.

Mr. Kudlow received an honorary degree (Doctor of Laws) from Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ in 2009 and an honorary Degree (Doctor of Laws) from the University of Rochester in 2013. He was a 2014 Media Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.

He is presently on the Board of Directors of Hazelden New York, Catholic Cluster School of the Diocese of Bridgeport, CT, a member of St. Patrick's Church Parish Council, and a former Fordham University Board of Trustees member.

Mr. Kudlow is CEO of Kudlow & Co., LLC, an economic research firm (www.kudlow.com).

He was formerly chief economist and senior managing director of Bear Stearns & Company. Kudlow started his professional career at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York where he worked in open-market operations and bank supervision.

Kudlow was educated at the University of Rochester and Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

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  • Treasury man Henry Paulson’s ideas to remodel the regulatory system governing financial markets are dominating the headlines today. But there may be a bigger story coming down the road, one that is of much greater immediate significance to economic policy.

  • Pollster Frank Newport, a Kudlow & Company regular and editor-in-chief of the Gallup Poll, revealed some very interesting information this morning. These numbers below are a big deal.

  • Hillary’s fictitious tale of sniper fire in Bosnia might help Obama, but the real winner here is John McCain. The CBS footage making the rounds clearly refutes the former first lady’s claim that she had to run for cover from sniper fire when she got off the plane in Bosnia.

  • I have really learned to like Ben Bernanke. He’s the man. And his interest-rate cuts are vastly more effective than the so-called economic-stimulus rebate plan coming out of Congress and the White House.

  • With the dollar rising all of a sudden, and commodity prices plunging, this would be a great time for the Treasury to get out there and buy dollars. Totally squeeze the short sellers. Right now. Send a clear statement that the U.S. wants a stronger dollar.

  • What exactly is wrong with an optimistic president who has confidence in the long-run future of the American economy? President Bush took this stance in a recent interview with me and at the Economic Club of New York. He told me, “Like any free market, there’s also downturns, and we’re in one. But I am confident in the long-term strength of our economy.”

  • Has anyone noticed that John McCain is surging in the polls? According to the latest print from Rasmussen and Zogby, McCain now holds a 6 to 8 point lead against Hill-Bama. And I doubt that Senator Obama’s speech Tuesday will change anything. It was nothing more than a non-denial denial of his fidelity to Reverend Jeremiah Wright and Wright’s hard-left anti-American agenda.

  • Here's the third and final installment in the Laffer Curve video series. It explains why lawmakers need to ditch their dreadful static scoring model when it comes to the revenue-estimating process, in favor of the more accurate dynamic scoring model.

  • Did Bear Stearns really need to go down in flames? It’s a question that needs to be asked, and my answer is no. Of course, I don’t know the value of Bear Stearns’s assets, and whether they could have served as collateral for private or government loans. So I cannot be entirely certain that my answer is correct. But here’s how I see it:

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    Is there a rift between the White House and the Treasury on U.S. dollar policy? President Bush said yesterday on PBS’s Nightly Business Report that the dollar’s fall to record lows against the euro is bad news. He said, “Those aren’t good tidings, if you’re for a strong dollar like I am.”

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