Dr. George S. Tolley is the president of RCF Economic and Financial Consulting, Inc., and Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Chicago. In a career spanning nearly a half-century, Dr. Tolley has helped to shape domestic policy and influence international development as a consultant to the governments of China, Venezuela, Panama, Korea, Thailand, Iran and Gambia. From 1955-66, Dr. Tolley was a member of the NC State Department of Economics and Business. Since 1966, he has been a Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, where he received his master’s in 1950 and doctorate in 1955 in economics. In addition to his academic career, Dr. Tolley served as the Director of the Economic Development Division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy for the U.S. Treasury Department. He currently serves as a consultant for both the World Bank and the Agency for International Development. He has written 17 books and published more than 100 articles in professional journals. Dr. Tolley received his undergraduate degree in economics from American University in 1947.