Stephen Moore, who formerly wrote on the economy and public policy for The Wall Street Journal, is the Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Project for Economic Growth, at The Heritage Foundation.
From 1983 to 1987, Moore served as the Grover M. Hermann Fellow in Budgetary Affairs at the Heritage Foundation. In 1987, Moore was research director of President Ronald Reagan’s Privatization Commission. Moore spent ten years as a fellow of the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank. As senior economist of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee under Chairman Dick Armey of Texas, Moore was said to be “instrumental in creating the FairTax proposal”.
Moore founded the Club for Growth in 1999. Moore was ousted by the group’s board in December 2004 and subsequently announced his resignation. After his ouster from the Club for Growth, Moore founded the 501(c)(4) Free Enterprise Fund with other former Club for Growth members including Arthur Laffer and Mallory Factor. In 2005, Moore left the Free Enterprise Fund to serve on the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal. Moore is a partner in the econometrics firm Arduin, Laffer & Moore Econometrics. On January 21, 2014, the Heritage Foundation announced that Moore would rejoin the think tank as chief economist. Moore is a contributing editor for National Review.
In May 2015, Moore co-founded the Committee to Unleash American Prosperity with Laffer, Larry Kudlow, and Steve Forbes, with the stated mission of “persuading the presidential hopefuls in both parties to focus on the paramount challenge facing our country: slow growth and stagnant incomes.” Moore served as one of the top economic advisers to Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.