CNBC U.S. Contributors

Stephen Moore

Senior Economics Writer, The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board

Stephen Moore is senior economics writer for the Wall Street Journal editorial page and a member of the editorial board. He is also an economic commentator for CNBC TV, where he appears twice weekly.

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.

Moore has also served as a senior fellow in economics at the Cato Institute, where he had published dozens of studies on federal budget and tax policy.

Moore is a frequent guest on various television networks commenting on economic and fiscal policy issues. He is also a contributing commentator for National Public Radio’s marketplace.

He 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. Moore was also an architect of the famous Armey flat tax proposal. From 1983 through 1987, he 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. And in 1987, he was Research Director of President Reagan's Commission on Privatization.

Moore is the author of four books, including "Its Getting Better All the Time: The 100 Greatest Trends of the Last Century," and "Bullish on Bush: How the Ownership Society Will Make America Stronger."

He is a graduate of the University of Illinois and holds an M.A. in economics from George Mason University.