Steven F. Hayward

Steven F. Hayward
F. K. Weyerhaeuser Fellow
American Enterprise Institute

Steven F. Hayward, is the F.K. Weyerhaeuser Fellow in Law and Economics at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., and Senior Fellow at the Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy in San Francisco.  He holds a Ph.D. in American Studies and an M.A. in Government from Claremont Graduate School, and has been a visiting professor at Georgetown University and Ashland University.  He writes frequently on a wide range of current topics, including environmentalism, law, economics, and public policy for publications including National Review, Reason, The Weekly Standard, The American Spectator, The Public Interest, the Claremont Review of Books, and Policy Review.  His newspaper articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Chicago Tribune, and dozens of other daily newspapers.   He is the author the annual Index of Leading Environmental Indicators, released each year on Earth Day. 

He is the author of a two-volume narrative history of Ronald Reagan and his effect on American political life, The Age of Reagan: The Fall of the Old Liberal Order, 1964-1980, and The Age of Reagan: The Conservative Counter-Revolution, 1980-1989 (CrownForum books).  National Review has called the first volume “grand and fascinating history,” comparing it favorably to Macaulay’s History of England. The Times Literary Supplement said that “the book reads at times like a grand historical drama, a kind of War and Peace of the American century, complete with romance and adventure and tragic characters, a thrilling survey of what we might have thought to be familiar history but which appears here quite transformed.”  William Niskanen, chairman of Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisers, called volume two “simply the best history of the Reagan presidency,” while former Secretary of Education Bill Bennett said “this is the book we have been waiting for.”  His other books include Churchill on Leadership, and Greatness: Reagan Churchill, and the Making of Modern Statesmen.

Recent Publications

July 26, 2011

A framework for renewed American leadership on climate change.

Recent Events and Presentations

December 15, 2010

ITIF and other leading policy think tanks host a day-long conference to ask the hard questions about energy technology policy and innovation in America.