Christopher DeMuth is a Distinguished Fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C. He was President of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research from 1986–2008 and D.C. Searle Senior Fellow at AEI from 2008–2011.
He served as Staff Assistant to President Richard M. Nixon in 1969-1970, working first for Daniel P. Moynihan (then Assistant to the President for Urban Affairs) on urban policy matters and then as chairman of the White House Task Force on Environmental Policy. Following law school, he practiced regulatory, antitrust, and general corporate law with Sidley & Austin in Chicago (1973–1976) and was Associate General Counsel of the Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail) in Philadelphia (1976–1977). Mr. DeMuth has taught at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and in 1981, he served as Administrator for Information and Regulatory Affairs in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, and as Executive Director of the Presidential Task Force on Regulatory Relief during President Ronald Reagan’s first term of office.