Stephen Moore

Former Senior Fellow

Stephen Moore was the Cato Institute’s director of fiscal policy studies, and afterwards, a Cato senior fellow. Moore is the co‐​author of It’s Getting Better All the Time: 100 Greatest Trends of the Past 100 Years and the author of Government: America’s #1 Growth Industry.

Moore served as a senior economist at the Joint Economic Committee, under Chairman Dick Armey (Tex.). There, he advised Armey on budget, tax, and competitiveness issues. He also helped write the Armey flat tax proposal now before Congress.

From 1983 through 1987, Moore served as the Grover M. Hermann Fellow in Budgetary Affairs at the Heritage Foundation. 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.

Stephen Moore also serves on the economic board of advisers for Time magazine, and is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal, Human Events, and Reader’s Digest. Moore has appeared on many TV shows, including CNN’s Inside Politics, Crossfire, and Moneyline, NBC’s Nightly News, Fox Morning News, and The McLaughlin Group. The Associated Press recently wrote, “Moore has earned the wide respect of economists for his many forays into the entrails of taxation and budgetary matters.”

Moore is also the author of Still an Open Door? U.S. Immigration Policy and the American Economy (American University Press, 1994); and Privatization: A Strategy for Taming the Deficit (The Heritage Foundation, 1988). He is also the editor of Restoring the Dream: What House Republicans Plan to Do Now to Strengthen the Family, Balance the Budget, and Replace Welfare (Times Mirror, 1995).

Stephen Moore is a graduate of the University of Illinois and holds an MA in Economics from George Mason University.

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