Jerry Bowyer

Fellow, Discovery Institute's Center on Wealth & Poverty

Jerry Bowyer is the Chief Economist of Vident Financial, which has more than $1 billion directly under management. He is also author of The Maker Versus the Takers: What Jesus Really Said About Social Justice and Economics and host of the podcast “Meeting of Minds with Jerry Bowyer.” He is Editor of Town Hall Finance, Editor of Christian Post Business, serves on the Editorial Board of Salem Communications, is Resident Economist with Kingdom Advisors, is Senior Fellow in Financial Economics at the Center for Cultural Leadership, and is President of Bowyer Research. He has compiled an impressive record as a leading thinker in finance and economics. He worked as an auditor and a tax consultant with Arthur Anderson and with the Beechwood Company, which is the family office associated with Federated Investors. He consulted in various privatization efforts for Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, including airport privatization with Wilbur Ross, the current US Commerce Secretary. He founded the influential economic think tank, the Allegheny Institute, and has lectured extensively at universities, businesses and civic groups. He has been a member of three investment committees, among which is Benchmark Financial, Pittsburgh’s largest financial services firm.

Jerry holds a Sacred Theology Licentiate from the Collegium Augustinianum and a Bachelor’s degree from Robert Morris University. He has lectured at Oxford University’s Wycliffe Hall, has taught social ethics at Ottawa Theological Hall, public policy at Saint Vincent College, and has guest-lectured at Carnegie Mellon University’s graduate Heinz School of Public Policy, at Grove City College, at Northwest University, at Lancaster Bible College, and at Indiana Wesleyan University. In 1997 Jerry delivered the commencement address at Robert Morris University and was the youngest commencement speaker in its history. The school received more requests for transcripts of Jerry’s speech than at any other time in its 120-year history.

Jerry has been a regular commentator on Fox Business News and Fox News and has been a columnist. He was formerly a CNBC Contributor, has guest-hosted “The Kudlow Report”, and has written for, National Review Online, The Wall Street Journal as well as many other publications. He is also the author of The Free Market Capitalist’s Survival Guide, published by Harper Collins and of The Bush Boom.

Jerry was consulted by the Bush White House on matters pertaining to the economic crisis of 2008. He has been quoted in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, The International Herald Tribune and various local newspapers. He has been a contributing editor of National Review Online, The New York Sun and Townhall Magazine. Jerry has hosted daily radio and TV programs and was one of the founding members of WQED’s On-Q Friday Roundtable. He has guest hosted the Bill Bennett radio program as well as radio programs in Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles.

Jerry is the former host of WorldView, a nationally syndicated Sunday-morning political talk show created on the model of Meet the Press. On WorldView, Jerry interviewed distinguished guests including Vice President Dick Cheney, Treasury Secretary John Snow, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Presidential Advisor Carl Rove, Attorney General Edwin Meese and publisher Steve Forbes.

Jerry lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, Susan, and the youngest three of their seven children.


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