Stephen Moore, who formerly wrote on the economy and public policy for the Wall Street Journal and was a member of the editorial board, is now a Distinguished Visiting Fellow for the Project for Economic Growth at the Heritage Foundation. He returned to the conservative think tank in January 2014—about 25 years after his tenure there (1984–87) as the Grover M. Hermann Fellow in Budgetary Affairs.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, Moore served as a senior economic adviser to Donald Trump, working on tax reform, regulatory reform and energy policy. Moore was previously the founder and president of the Club for Growth, which raises money for political candidates who favor free-market economic policies. He also founded the Free Enterprise Fund.
Over the years, Moore has served as a senior economist at the Congressional Joint Economic Committee and the Cato Institute, where he published dozens of studies on federal and state fiscal policy.
Moore was a consultant to the National Economic Commission in 1987 and research director for President Ronald Reagan’s Commission on Privatization. He is a senior economic analyst at CNN and writes regularly for National Review, Forbes, Investor’s Business Daily, the Washington Times and the Orange County Register. He has written numerous books, including Who’s the Fairest of Them All?, It’s Getting Better All the Time, and the recently released Fueling Freedom: Exposing the Mad War on Energy.
Moore holds a Master of Arts in economics from George Mason University.