Richard W. Rahn
- Ph.D., Business Economics, Columbia University (1972). 
- Honorary Doctor of Laws, Pepperdine University (1993). 
- M.B.A., Florida State University (1964). 
- B.A., economics, University of South Florida (1963). 
Richard Rahn is an economist and the current chairman of the Institute for Economic Growth (IGEG). He sits on the advisory boards of numerous think-tanks and advocacy groups. Rahn is also the founder of Novecon companies, and currently sits as the chair of Novecon Financial Ltd. 
According to his profile at the IGEG, Rahn served for two terms (2002-2008) as the first non-Caymanian member of the Board of Directors of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority. In the 1980s he was the vice president and chief economist of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, executive vice president and board member of the National Chamber Foundation, and the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Economic Growth. 
In 1990, Dr. Rahn founded the Novecon companies including Sterling Semiconductor (now owned by Dow Corning) and he still serves on the boards of private companies. 
He was the executive director of the American Council for Capital Formation. In 1990-1991, he served as the U.S. co-chairman of the Bulgarian Economic Growth and Transition Project. In 1982, President Reagan appointed Dr. Rahn as a member of the Quadrennial Social Security Advisory Council. During the 1988 Presidential campaign, he served as an economic advisor to President G.H.W. Bush. 
Board members as of late 2011 included representatives of the Nuclear Energy Institute, American Petroleum Institute, National Association of Manufacturers, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers. 
Rahn is listed on the ACCF board as of 2019 along with four other directors including ACCF president and CEO Mark A. Bloomfield and Susan K. Neely of the American Beverage Association. 
Stance on Climate Change
May 18, 2008
Rahn wrote an article titled “Real intelligence failures” in The Washington Times:
“Despite the prediction of all the major climate models, the Earth has been getting cooler since 1998.” 
August 20, 2005
Writing in The Washington Times, Rahn claimed:
“There is almost no agreement about the rate of [global] warming. There is also considerable disagreement about how much of the warming is man-made – by increasing CO2 emissions from burning fossil fuels – and dispute about how much of the additional CO2 will be absorbed by faster vegetation growth and the ocean…
The big question, at least for me as an economist, is whether moderate global warming will be good or bad for mankind. Most evidence strongly suggests modest global warming will be beneficial.” 
Rahn was a speaker at the Heartland Institute‘s First International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC1). 
- American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF) — Director. 
- Institute for Global Economic Growth (IGEC) — Chairman. 
- Cato Institute — Former senior fellow. 
- Discovery Institute — Adjunct fellow (in 2005). 
- Center for Global Economic Growth (CGEG) — Past director general. ,  Note that the group’s website no longer exists, and it is unclear whether CGEG is still in operation.
- The Heartland Institute — Formerly listed as an expert. 
- Mont Pelerin Society (MPS) — Member. 
According to a search of Google Scholar, Richard W. Rahn has published some articles in economics journals, however he has never published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal in any area directly related to climate change.
“Factsheet: American Council for Capital Formation Center for Policy Research, ACCF,” ExxonSecrets. Accessed October 29, 2019.
“Mission: The American Council for Capital Formation and ACCF Center for Policy Research,” ACCF. Archived February 1, 1998. Archive URL: https://archive.ph/ExK5F
“About Discovery,” The Discovery Institute. Archived September 1, 2005.