Stephen Moore is an economic writer and political analyst. He joined The Wall Street Journal as a member of the editorial board and senior economics writer on May 31, 2005. He splits his time between Washington and New York, focusing on economic issues, including budget, tax and monetary policy.
Moore has been a frequent contributor to the Journal over the years, and is previously known as the founder and president of the Club for Growth, which raises money for political candidates who favor free-market economic policies. He left that position in 2004. In 2005, he founded the Free Enterprise Fund, which lobbied for Social Security privatization, the repeal of the estate tax, and for tort reform under his direction.
Moore is a contributing editor for National Review and a frequent economics commentator on Kudlow & Company. He also has appeared on Fox News and CNN.
Over the years, Moore has served as a senior economist on the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, as a budget expert for the Heritage Foundation and as a senior economics fellow at the Cato Institute, where he published dozens of studies on federal and state tax and budget policy. He was a consultant to the National Economic Commission in l987, and research director for President Reagan’s Commission on Privatization.
Moore is the author of five books, most recently, “Bullish on Bush: How the Ownership Society Is Making America Richer.” He graduated from the University of Illinois and holds a masters degree in economics from George Mason University.