Director of Economics21 and Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute


Washington, D.C.


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. Ms. Furchtgott-Roth is the author or coauthor of five books, most recently Disinherited: How Washington Has Betrayed America's Young, coauthored with Jared Meyer. Other books include Regulating to Disaster: How Green Jobs Policies are Damaging America's Economy and Women's Figures: An Illustrated Guide to the Economic Progress of Women in America. 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 CNBC and FOX Business News, and she appears regularly on the BBC's Business Matters.



Twitter Handle


Areas of Expertise

Economics, Education, Public Policy & Law

“see her speak”
Diana Furchtgott-Roth at the Friedberg Economics Institute