Wendell Cox is principal of Demographia (St. Louis, MO-IL). He was appointed by Mayor Tom Bradley to three terms on the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission, which was a predecessor to the Los Angeles County MTA. Speaker Newt Gingrich appointed him to the Amtrak Reform Council. He is co-author of the Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey and author of Demographia World Urban Areas, A Question of Values: Middle-Income Housing Affordability and Urban Containment Policy, Canada’s Middle-Income Housing Affordability Crisis, and the 2020 Standard of Living Index. . He is a Senior Fellow at the Urban Reform Institute (Houston) and the Frontier Centre for Public Policy (Winnipeg) as well as a member of the Board of Advisors at the Center for Demographics and Policy at Chapman University. He served as a visiting professor of transport at the Conservatoire National Des Arts Et Metiers (a national university) in Paris and has presented guest lectures to Tongi University (Shanghai), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, University of Toronto, University of Paris, and University of Cairo. He earned a BA in Government from California State University, Los Angeles and an MBA from Pepperdine University.