Vance Ginn | Chief Economist


Vance Ginn, Ph.D., is an accomplished economist finding free-market solutions to let people prosper. He is founder and president of Ginn Economic Consulting where he provides high-quality research and trusted insights on how to affect change at the federal, state, and local levels. Ginn’s experience includes time in public policy, government, and academia. He is chief economist at Pelican Institute for Public Policy and a senior fellow at several think tanks, including at Americans for Tax Reform, Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF), and Young Americans for Liberty.

He previously served as the associate director for economic policy (“chief economist”) of the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, 2019-20. While there he advised the OMB’s senior staff on economic and fiscal policy matters, resulting in $4.6 trillion in savings over a decade and the need for a fiscal rule in the President’s FY 2021 Budget. He is the former chief economist at TPPF and policy director for TPPF’s Alliance for Opportunity campaign, a multi-state poverty relief initiative, where collectively he fought and won many free-market reforms to let people prosper during multiple legislative sessions. He has taught many economic courses at institutions of higher education, including Sam Houston State University and Texas Tech University, where he won a teaching award.

Ginn has appeared on leading national and state news shows, such as “America Reports” on Fox News and “Cavuto: Coast to Coast” on Fox Business. His commentaries have been published in The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, Washington PostNational Review, and other national and state publications. He earned his Ph.D. in economics at Texas Tech University. Ginn graduated from home school in South Houston, Texas, resides in Round Rock, Texas with his wife and three kids, and is a drummer who played for a top rock band in Houston, Texas.