Graduate, University of Rochester; studies at University of Hull, UK; JD, Harvard Law School. Formerly: practised corporate and securities law, New York. 1977, Founder and General Partner, Elliott Associates, a New York-based trading partnership. Member of the Board of Fellows, Harvard Medical School. Chairman, Manhattan Institute, a New York-based public policy research institution. Member: Marketable Assets Advisory Committee, Williams College. Authored analytical pieces for Wall Street Journal editorial page.