Diana Furchtgott-Roth, former chief economist of the U.S. Department of Labor, is director of Economics21 and senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. She is a columnist for MarketWatch.com, and Tax Notes. From 2003 to 2005, Ms. Furchtgott-Roth was chief economist of the U.S. Department of Labor. From 2001 to 2002 she served as chief of staff of President George W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers. Ms. Furchtgott-Roth served as deputy executive director of the Domestic Policy Council and associate director of the Office of Policy Planning in the White House under President George H.W. Bush from 1991 to 1993, and she was an economist on the staff of President Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisers from 1986 to 1987.
Her articles have been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, the Los Angeles Times, and Le Figaro, among others. Ms. Furchtgott-Roth is a frequent guest on FOX Business News and BBC’s Business Matters, and she has appeared on numerous other TV and radio shows, including CNBC’s Larry Kudlow Show and C-SPAN’s Washington Journal.
She received her B.A. with honors in economics from Swarthmore College and her M.Phil. in economics from Oxford University.