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Diana Furchtgott-Roth, MPhil Biography

Title:
Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and former Chief Economist at the US Department of Labor
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“Electricity from natural gas, of which America has a 200-year supply, is less expensive than electricity produced from alternative fuels…

Government grants and loan guarantees have been notoriously unsuccessful in attempts to make alternative energy profitable…

If Obama wants economic growth and job creation, that means oil and gas, not green energy.”

“Diana Furchtgott-Roth: If Obama Wants Growth, That Means Oil and Gas,” washingtonexaminer.com, Feb. 12, 2013

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute, 2011-present
  • Adjunct Fellow, Manhattan Institute, 2009-2011
  • Former Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute, 2005-2011
  • Chief Economist, US Department of Labor, 2003-2005
  • Chief of Staff, President’s Council of Economic Advisers, 2001-2002
  • Assistant to the President and Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute, 1993-2001
  • Deputy Executive Director of the Domestic Policy Council, White House, 1991-1993
  • Associate Director of the Office of Policy Planning, White House, 1991-1993
  • Economist, American Petroleum Institute, 1987-1991
  • Economist, President Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisers, 1986-1987
  • Economist, Policy Economics Group, 1985-1986
  • Senior Consultant, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton Inc., 1983-1984
Education:
  • MPhil, Economics, Oxford University, 1982
  • BA, Economics, Swarthmore College, 1979
Other:
  • Has appeared as a guest on Fox Business News, BBC, CNBC, and C-SPAN
  • Twitter handle: @furchtgottroth
Quoted in:
  1. Is Solar Power an Economical Alternative to Conventional Energy?