William Dunkelberg

Dr. Dunkelberg has served as NFIB’s chief economist since 1971 and is a nationally known authority on small business, consumer behavior and credit, and government policy. He was reported by the New York Times to be one of four final candidates for vice chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in 1981. He served as an adviser to the Secretary of Commerce, and was appointed to the Consumer Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve System in 1989. He is a past president and a fellow of the National Association of Business Economists.

Dunkelberg received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan. He serves on the boards of NCO Group, ADVANTA Corp. (1989-2001), Active-e Solutions, Penn Tackle Mfg., Made4me.com (founder), the Global Interdependence Center (Chair), the Credit Research Center (Georgetown University), the Commonwealth Foundation, The Ben Franklin Innovation Investment Advisory Committee, and the Pennsylvania Council on Economic Education.

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Regulations: The Hidden Tax on Capital and Growth

In 2005, an SBA-commissioned report put the cost of regulatory compliance at $1.1 trillion and more recent estimates are closer to $1.75 trillion. And it’s no secret that the regulatory burden falls almost squarely on the shoulders of those who struggle the most to turn a profit—the small-business sector. Jun 1, 2012 7:28 AM PT


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