Stephen Moore is senior conomics writer for the Wall Street Journal editorial page and a member of the Journal’s editorial board.
He is also an economic commentator for CNBC TV and Fox News Channel, where he appears daily commenting on economic, fiscal policy, and political issues of the day. He is also a frequent lecturer to business, investment and university audiences around the world on the U.S. economic and political outlook in Washington, D.C.
From 1999-2004 Moore served as founder and President of the Club for Growth, a 25,000-member organization dedicated to helping elect free market, tax cutting candidates to Congress. In his tenure as president, the Club for Growth became one of the most influential and respected political organizations in the nation. In 2003-04 the Club for Growth raised nearly $22 million for Republican congressional and Senate candidates, making the Club the biggest single money raiser for Republican candidates outside the party itself.
In 2007 he received the Ronald Reagan “Great Communicator” award from the Republican Party for his advancement of economic understanding.
Mr. Moore has served as a Senior Economist at the Joint Economic Committee under former Chairman Dick Armey of Texas. There, he advised Mr. Armey on budget, tax, and competitiveness issues. He was also an architect of the famous Armey flat tax proposal.
From 1983 through 1987, Mr. Moore served as the Grover M. Hermann Fellow in Budgetary Affairs at the Heritage Foundation. Mr Moore has worked for two presidential commissions. In 1988, he was a Special Consultant to the National Economic Commission. In 1987, he was Research director of President Reagan’s commission on Privatization.
Mr. Moore is the author of five books, including, most recently Return to Prosperity: How America Can Regain its Economic Superpower Status. That book was the inspiration for a number of Republican presidential candidates’ economic growth platforms in 2012 and was a finalist for the F.A. Hayek book award for advancing economic understanding. His books also include: Its Getting Better All the Time: The 100 Greatest Trends of the Last Century, and Government: America’s Number One Growth Industry.
Mr. Moore is a graduate of the University of Illinois and holds an MA in Economics from George Mason University. In 2010 he was awarded the University of Illinois alumni of the year.