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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)July 9, 2003

(Mahwah) – Dr. Murray Sabrin, Ph.D., professor of finance at Ramapo College of New Jersey, has been appointed executive director of the new Center for Business and Public Policy at the College. A forum for the nonpartisan examination of issues that affect the economic well-being and quality of life of New Jersey’s citizens, the Center’s focus is on taxation, health care, education, and business regulation.

An institution of higher learning is supposed to give students an opportunity to learn about a multitude of ideas,” states Sabrin, who continues, The Center for Business and Public Policy provides a forum for individuals from academia, business and government to discuss and debate how public policy is shaping the society in which we live and work.”

The Center hosts colloquia, workshops, conferences and other programs, and will publish journals and papers. These offer a wide range of thought and varying perspectives on topics that influence economic and social well-being, both in the state and the nation. Center Fellows and invited experts participate in the programs and publications of the Center.

An advisory board made up of national and regional leaders oversees the work of the Center. These include Gene Epstein, economics editor of Barron’s; the Honorable Andrew Napolitano, Fox News senior judicial analyst and former New Jersey Superior Court judge; Senator Jon Corzine; Congressman Scott Garrett; State Senator Leonard Lance, 23rd District; Assemblyman and Deputy Assembly Speaker Anthony Inpreveduto; Richard Goldberg, president of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey; the Honorable Bob Franks, president of the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey; George Taber, president, NJBIZ; Birger Brinck-Lund, president, New Enterprise Development, LLC; Dwight Carey, president, American Productivity Group, LLC; Dr. Joseph Salerno, professor of economics and director of the MBA economics program, Pace University; Dr. Alieta Eck, physician; Richard Garcia, regional vice president and director of community lending, Hudson United Bank; and Richard Lemieux, partner, Ernst & Young.

Dr. Sabrin is professor of finance in the School of Administration and Business at Ramapo College. He has a Ph.D from Rutgers University, an M.A. from Lehman College and a B.A. from Hunter College. His op-ed articles have appeared in The Record (Hackensack), The Newark Star Ledger, and Business News. His essays have also appeared in Commerce Magazine, Mid-Atlantic Journal of Business, and Privatization Review, and He is the author of Tax Free 2000: The Rebirth of American Liberty. Sabrin was a regular columnist for, and currently his column appears every Tuesday on He is writing a book on politics and culture.

Sabrin has spoken before scores of civic, business and educational organizations, and has been interviewed on approximately 200 cable television programs and radio shows throughout the United States. He lectures frequently for the Foundation for Free Enterprise and has lectured for the Foundation for Economic Education. He produced and hosted a half-hour special for New Jersey Network, Your Dollars: Up in $moke, which aired in December 1990; Up in $moke was a weekly series on the Cable Television Network during the 1994-95 and 1995-96 seasons.

He was the 1997 Libertarian Party gubernatorial candidate in New Jersey, and the first third party candidate to receive matching funds and participate in the official debates. He received more than 114,000 votes, approximately five percent of the turnout. In January 1999 he rejoined the Republican Party and formed an exploratory committee to seek the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Frank Lautenberg. In the June 2000 primary, he received nearly 13 percent of the vote in a field of four candidates.

Sabrin was born in Bad-Worishofen, West Germany in 1946. His parents were the only ones in their respective families to survive the Holocaust. Sabrin arrived in America with his older brother and parents in August 1949 and became a U. S. citizen in 1959. He lives with his wife of 34 years, Florence, in Leonia, New Jersey.


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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