Prior to becoming a general partner of H.C. Wainwright & Co. in 1977, Mr. Ranson taught economics at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He has been an assistant to then Treasury Secretary William E. Simon, and a member of George P. Shultz’s personal staff at the Office of Management and Budget. Prior to his service in Washington, he was a member of the Boston Consulting Group.
In 1978 he became president and director of research at HCWE Inc. (formerly known as Wainwright Economics), an independent investment research firm now located in Cambria, California. David Ranson has addressed audiences and published articles on a wide range of economic and investment topics, and has provided testimony to a number of Congressional committees. His work has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Barron’s, the Economist, Forbes.com, the Christian Science Monitor and other publications.
He holds an 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.