Explaining the Performance of the U.S. Economy (Guest: R. David Ranson) by The Heartland Daily Podcast published on 2019-02-21T21:22:39Z Dr. R. David Ranson is president and director of research at HCWE & Co., an independent investment research firm. Dr. Ranson previously served on Director George P. Shultz's personal staff at the Office of Management and Budget, as an assistant to then Treasury Secretary William E. Simon, and taught economics at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He is a Fellow of the Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health and Business Enterprise at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Ranson holds M.A. and B.Sc. degrees from Queen's College, Oxford, and an M.B.A. in finance and a Ph.D. in business economics from the University of Chicago.