Lawrence Kudlow is host of CNBC’s “Kudlow & Company,” which airs nightly from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. He is also the host of “The Larry Kudlow Show” on WABC Radio on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Mr. Kudlow is a nationally syndicated columnist. He is a contributing editor of National Review magazine, as well as a columnist and economics editor for National Review Online. He is the author of "American Abundance: The New Economic and Moral Prosperity," published by Forbes in January 1998.
Mr. Kudlow is CEO of Kudlow & Co., LLC, an economic and investment research firm.
For many years Mr. Kudlow served as chief economist for a number of Wall Street firms. He was a member of the Bush-Cheney Transition Advisory Committee. During President Reagan’s first term, Mr. Kudlow was the associate director for economics and planning, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President, where he was engaged in the development of the administration’s economic and budget policy.
He is a trusted advisor to many of our nation’s top decision-makers in Washington and has testified as an expert witness on economic matters before several congressional committees. He has also presented testimony at several Republican Governors Conferences.
Mr. Kudlow began his career as a staff economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, working in the areas of domestic open market operations and bank supervision.
Mr. Kudlow was educated at the University of Rochester and Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He is an avid tennis player and golfer. He and his wife Judy live in New York City and Redding, Connecticut.
Does the U.S. government want to help American business? Does the administration want to help middle-income wage earners?
In the week leading up to the New Hampshire primary, a few GOP candidates put forth strong, positive, optimistic messages of economic growth. Donald Trump did it, and it contributed to his landslide. John Kasich did it, and he surged to second place. Jeb Bush put his best growth foot forward, and he nearly took third place. Others, not so much, and their numbers sagged.
Most political reporters are fixated on the presidential horserace rather than the message candidates are sending to voters. Message wins all the time. Message moves polls. Message raises money. Message determines elections.
But a big dose of free-market optimism can save the once great state.
Let's say it loud and often. If we want to destroy ISIS, we can destroy ISIS. Perhaps I am stating the obvious, but I want to state it anyway.
The singular economic issue of our time is the quest for more rapid economic growth. In the past century the American economy grew at roughly 3.5 percent per year. That included huge booms and even worse busts, such as the Great Depression.
The Democratic presidential debate ironically took place the same week that a Princeton University professor was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. Why ironic? Because professor Angus Deaton is a strong advocate of economic growth. Today's Democrats are not.
As of this writing, House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan has not decided whether to run for speaker. He has been bombarded by all the Republican factions. Even Mitt Romney says the Wisconsinite can unify the Republican conference and take ON the job.
While there were some great moments in the latest GOP debate, and some terrific individual performances -- Carly Fiorina seemed to grab all the buzz in the aftermath -- one thing that barely came up was the economy. It was very much like the first debate.
As stocks endure their worst correction since 2011, and the battle between Fed doves and hawks rages on over a quarter-of-a-percentage-point rate liftoff, the much-anticipated August employment numbers made for a surprisingly mediocre report.
Here's a historical fact that Donald Trump, and many voters attracted to him, may not know: The last American president who was a trade protectionist was Republican Herbert Hoover.
Just-published minutes from the Federal Reserve's July 28-29 meeting indicate that most officials saw conditions for a rate liftoff as "not yet" achieved. They may be approaching a rate-hike moment, but they're not there yet. Good call.
Pretty much everyone in the world wants the Federal Reserve to begin its "rate liftoff." September is the latest target date for this market consensus. But permit me one dissenting question: Are you sure?
With a record 24 million people watching the GOP debate, you'd think there would have been a lot more time spent on the most important issue of the day: the economy.
The judicial decision to uphold all of the president's health care subsidies may be very disappointing, but the economics of Obamacare are far worse than whatever constitutional mistakes have been committed by the Supreme Court.
Just as the great William F. Buckley Jr. laid the intellectual foundation for the rise of modern conservatism, philanthropist R. Randolph Richardson set down the financial foundation of the new conservative movement.
The strong May jobs report -- including a 280,000 jump in nonfarm payrolls -- reminds me of the big debate over the harmful effects of a strong dollar and falling oil prices.
Supply-side, across-the-board tax cuts are the best way there.
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen told us recently that the target for the federal funds rate will be raised slightly later this year.
Janet Yellen told us last week that the fed funds target rate will be raised slightly later this year.