Photo of David M. SimonDavid M. Simon is a senior fellow at the Washington-based Committee to Unleash Prosperity and a lawyer in Chicago. His father, the economist Julian L. Simon, did path-breaking work concerning the economics of population growth, immigration, natural resources, and the environment, and developed the market-based solution used by airlines to voluntarily resolve overbooking. With his father, he co-authored articles concerning the economics of state liquor distribution systems and the effects of state regulations on liquor prices. He also is the author of several articles concerning a variety of legal issues.

Mr. Simon was born in Urbana, Illinois, and earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Johns Hopkins University and a law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School. The views expressed in the writings on this website are his own and not those of the law firm with which he is affiliated.