Vance Ginn, Ph.D. | Chief Economist


Vance Ginn, Ph.D., is an accomplished economist who finds free-market solutions that let people prosper. He is chief economist at Pelican Institute for Public Policy, founder and president of Ginn Economic Consulting, and senior fellow at multiple national and state think tanks. In these roles, Ginn provides high-quality economic research and trusted insights on how to affect positive change at the federal, state, and local levels.

He previously served as the associate director for economic policy (“chief economist”) of the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, 2019-20. Ginn is the former chief economist at Texas Public Policy Foundation and policy director for TPPF’s Alliance for Opportunity campaign, a multi-state poverty relief initiative, where he fought and won many free-market reforms during multiple legislative sessions. He has taught several 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 Post, National Review, and other national and state publications. 

Ginn earned his Ph.D. in economics at Texas Tech University. He 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.

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