Stephen Slivinski is a senior economist at the Goldwater Institute and former research fellow with the Mercatus Center's Spending and Budget Initiative. His research interests included tax and budget policy and regulatory policy. He is formerly the senior editor in the research department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Prior to that he was director of budget studies at the Cato Institute and has worked as a senior economist at the Tax Foundation and director of tax and budget studies for the Goldwater Institute.
He is the author of the book, Buck Wild: How Republicans Broke the Bank and Became the Party of Big Government, published in 2006. His writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, Businessweek, and many other print and on-line publications. He has appeared on CNN, Bloomberg, Fox News Channel, and MSNBC. He holds a master's degree in economics from George Mason University.