R. David Ranson
R. DAVID RANSON is president and director of research at HCWE & Co., an independent investment research firm now located in Portland, Oregon. Originally known as Wainwright Economics, the economic-investment research arm of H.C. Wainwright & Company of Boston, Massachusetts, became an independent operation in 1978 and has since been renamed HCWE. He is also a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, Oakland, CA. Prior to becoming a general partner of H.C. Wainwright, Mr. Ranson joined Director George P. Shultz’s personal staff at the Office of Management and Budget, served as an assistant to then Treasury Secretary William E. Simon, and taught economics at the University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business. Mr. Ranson holds M.A. and B.Sc. degrees from Queen’s College, Oxford, and an M.B.A. in finance and Ph.D. in business economics from the University of Chicago.