Think Tank Veteran and Respected Policy Scholar Lawrence Mone Joins Board of Directors

Media Center, Press Releases — By on November 30, 2011 at 8:30 AM

Mone brings nearly twenty years of experience as Manhattan Institute President to free-market think tank in his home state

The Common Sense Institute of New Jersey (CSI-NJ) welcomed Lawrence J. Mone to its Board of Directors this week. Mone, who has been President of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research since 1995, will provide management guidance and policy advice on research topics related to taxation and economic growth. He is a resident of Hoboken, New Jersey.

“We are elated that Lawrence Mone will be sharing the expertise he gained during more than twenty years of leading one of America’s most influential think tanks,” said CSI-NJ President Jerry Cantrell. “As one of the nation’s newest think tanks, the CSI-NJ has already generated ideas related to government transparency, spending, and property-tax reform that have helped guide policy makers to principled, market-oriented solutions to the challenges facing New Jersey. Larry’s vision on these issues and his esteemed think tank leadership capabilities will greatly enhance our work.”

A Summa Cum Laude graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, Mone taught high school history in Cambridge, Massachusetts for several years before earning a master’s degree in public policy from the University of California at Berkeley in 1982.

Under his leadership, the Manhattan Institute has sponsored and disseminated research on such topics as tax and economic policy, education, welfare reform and crime. MI has expanded its work with civic leaders in New York and across the country to promote free-market solutions to urban policy problems.

“I am looking forward to helping CSI-NJ grow in its role as a thought leader in the Garden State. Decades of seemingly haphazard policies have restricted the potential for economic growth in my home state, and consistent, free-market solutions can restore New Jersey’s economic vitality and desirability as a place to live, work, and raise a family,” said Mone.

“I thank Larry for committing his time to the Institute’s mission of public policy research and generating solutions, and I look forward to working with him in the years to come,” Cantrell concluded.


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