Diane Lim Rogers is Chief Economist of the Concord Coalition and writes the blog EconomistMom.com—noted as one of the top economics blogs by the Wall Street Journal. She also writes the Tax Notes column, "Taxes for a Civilized Society." At Concord she writes policy briefs, gives speeches, and provides general expertise on the economic effects of federal budget and tax policy—an issue she has worked on in Washington, DC for nearly two decades. Prior to joining Concord (in 2008), she held many prominent positions in the legislative and executive branches of the federal government, including Chief Economist of the House Budget Committee (Majority), Chief Economist of the House Ways and Means Committee (Minority), and Senior Economist for President Clinton's Council of Economic Advisers. In President Clinton's final Economic Report of the President (2001), she drafted the sections extolling the merits of fiscal discipline.
Rogers received her BA in economics from the University of Michigan in 1983, her MA from Brown University in 1984, and her PhD from the University of Virginia in 1991. Her career began in academia (at Penn State University) before she came to Washington in 1994. Her greatest accomplishment, however, is that she is a proud mom of four: three daughters and a son—all teenagers at the moment.