Diana Furchtgott-Roth

Adjunct Professor of Economics
The George Washington University

Diana Furchtgott-Roth is an Adjunct Professor of Economics at George Washington University. From 2019 to 2021, she was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology at the US Department of Transportation. In that position, she led a staff of 1,200 and managed the Department’s $1 billion modal research program, including the 150 universities in the University Transportation Centers. She directed the Department’s spectrum interests in preserving GPS and the 5.9 GHz band for transportation safety. She oversaw the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the Transportation Safety Institute in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Prior to joining USDOT, Diana was Acting Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy at the U.S. Department of Treasury. She previously served as Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of Labor; Chief of Staff of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers; and Deputy Executive Secretary of the White House Domestic Policy Council. Ms. Furchtgott-Roth is the author or coauthor of six books and hundreds of articles on economic policy, most recently United States Income, Wealth, Consumption, and Inequality (Oxford University Press, 2020). She received her BA in economics from Swarthmore College and her M.Phil. in economics from Oxford University.

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Incentivizing Through Regulation
The Role of Public Policy in Enabling the Manufacture of Safely-driven Cars and Encouraging the Deployment of Driverless Cars
Thu, Mar 11, 2021, 12:00 pm