Faculty Directory

Matthew Rees

Senior Fellow, Center for Business, Government & Society






BA, Wesleyan University, 1990

Areas of Expertise

Communication, financial markets, globalization

Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Senior Fellow, Tuck School of Business, 2013–present

Nonacademic positions

  • Founder, Geonomica, 2005–present
  • Columnist, FT.com, 2009–present
  • Chief speechwriter and senior adviser to William H. Donaldson, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, 2003–05
  • Speechwriter in the Executive Office of the President (for President George W.  Bush, National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick), 2001–03

Editorial positions

  • Journalist (The Economist, The New Republic, The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard), 1991–2001
  • Columnist, The Ottawa Citizen, 1997–2001


  • Term member, Council on Foreign Relations, 2003–08

Selected Publications

  • With S. Palmisano, Re-Think: A Path to the Future, The Center for Global Enterprise, 2014
  • “On the 1987 Market Crash,” The American, September/October 2007
  • “Good Government: Obscure Government Actions that Have Benefitted the U.S. Economy,” The American, January/February 2007
  • From the Deck to the Sea: Blacks and the Republican Party, Longwood Academic Press, 1992
  • “Knowledge as a Key Driver of Economic Growth,” Bulletin (Credit Suisse), January 2009
  • Adversity: The Mother of Invention,” Bulletin (Credit Suisse), March 2009