Raymond J. Keating serves as Chief Economist with the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), a national nonpartisan, nonprofit small-business advocacy group. He also writes a weekly newspaper column for Newsday on Long Island. In addition, Keating runs his own small business Keating Reports which publishes a variety of analyses and newsletters.
Mr. Keating has authored or co-authored three books U.S. by the Numbers: What's Left, Right, and Wrong with America State by State (June 2000), New York by the Numbers: State and City in Perpetual Crisis (May 1997), and D.C. by the Numbers: A State of Failure (January 1995). He also has contributed essays for four other books, and is currently working on two new books.
Keating has written hundreds of policy studies and articles, with pieces published in such periodicals as The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Boston Globe, National Review, Investor's Business Daily, Chicago Tribune, Policy Review, The Journal of Commerce, The Washington Times, New York Post, Daily News, Detroit Free Press, Indianapolis Star, Human Events, The City Journal, and many more. He is a contributing editor to FEE's free-market magazine The Freeman and to Salvo magazine as well.
His areas of expertise include taxation; federal, state and city budget issues; monetary policy; regulation; supply-side economics; the economics of sports stadiums and arenas; the U.S. economy; trade; immigration; energy; and a host of other small-business issues.
Keating holds an MA in economics from New York University,
an MBA in banking and finance from Hofstra University, and a BS
in business administration and economics from St. Joseph's College.