The Hudson Institute has announced that Christopher DeMuth will join the think tank as a distinguished fellow after 25 years at the American Enterprise Institute.

DeMuth was the president of the American Enterprise Institute for more than 20 years until he stepped down in 2008 and became AEI’s D.C. Searle senior fellow.

Kenneth Weinstein, president and CEO of the Hudson Institute, said DeMuth “brings an unparalleled depth of knowledge and experience, in the world of regulation, and beyond, to the manner in which ideas come to shape policy.” He added, “I can think of no better way to culminate Hudson’s 50th-anniversary year than by adding DeMuth to our growing constellation of scholars.”

DeMuth will continue to pursue research on government regulation, competition, and law and economics at the Hudson Institute. Before joining AEI, he served in the Reagan administration as Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Office of Management and Budget and Executive Director of the Presidential Task Force on Regulatory Relief.

DeMuth will begin his new position Jan. 2.