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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 has served in the White House as chief of staff of the Council of Economic Advisers under President George W. Bush, as deputy executive secretary of the Domestic Policy Council under President George H.W. Bush, and as an economist on President Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisers. Ms. Furchtgott-Roth is the author or coauthor of five books, most recently Regulating to Disaster: How Green Jobs Policies Are Damaging America’s Economy (Encounter Books, 2012) and Women’s Figures: An Illustrated Guide to the Economic Progress of Women in America (AEI Press, 2012). She is a columnist for and Tax Notes. Ms. Furchtgott-Roth received her B.A. in economics from Swarthmore and her M.Phil. in economics from Oxford. She can be reached at or 202-776-2029. Follow her on Twitter here.


Scott Winship is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. Previously a fellow at the Brookings Institution, his areas of expertise include living standards and economic mobility, inequality, and insecurity. Earlier in his career, Winship was research manager of the Economic Mobility Project of The Pew Charitable Trusts and a senior policy advisor at Third Way. His research has been published in National Affairs, National Review, The Wilson Quarterly, Breakthrough Journal, and Real Clear Markets, among other outlets. Winship received a B.A. in sociology and urban studies from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. in social policy from Harvard University. He can be reached at or 202-776-2110. Follow him on Twitter here.


Jared Meyer is a fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. His research interests include microeconomic theory and the economic effects of government regulations. Meyer also publishes and presents on the need for a moral foundation for free markets. He is a regular contributor to Economics21, The Washington Examiner,, and City Journal. Meyer's research has been mentioned by numerous publications, including Yahoo! Finance, The Chicago Sun Times, RealClearPolitics, The L.A. Times,, The New York Post, and The Christian Science Monitor. He has appeared on numerous radio shows, including the BBC World Service and NPR. Prior to joining the Manhattan Institute Meyer was  a research assistant for the political philosopher Douglas Rasmussen. He received a B.S. in finance and a minor in the philosophy of law from St. John's University in New York. He can be reached at or 202-776-2035. Follow him on Twitter here.

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