J. Scott Moody

Moody Scott PhotoJ. Scott Moody has worked as a Public Policy Economist for over 17 years. He is the author, co-author and editor of 170 studies and books. He has testified before the House Ways and Means Committee of the U.S. Congress as well as various state legislatures. His work has appeared in Forbes, CNN Money, State Tax Notes, Portland Press Herald, New Hampshire’s Union Leader, Hartford Courant, The Oklahoman, and Albuquerque Journal.

He is currently CEO of State Budget Solutions, a national think tank focusing on state pension reform and state dependency on the federal government.  He was formerly the CEO and Chief Economist of the State Policy Network affiliated think tank The Maine Heritage Policy Center.  Mr. Moody’s professional experience includes positions as Senior Economist at The Tax Foundation, Senior Economist at The Heritage Foundation, Vice President of Policy at The Maine Heritage Policy Center, Research Fellow at The Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, and Senior Fellow for Budget and Tax Policy at the Illinois Policy Institute. Additionally, Mr. Moody was appointed to Maine’s Consensus Economic Forecasting Commission by Governor Paul LePage (R) in January 2011.

Mr. Moody is the co-creator of the Tax Foundation’s popular State Business Tax Climate Index, now in its tenth year of publication.

Mr. Moody received his Master of Arts in Economics from George Mason University.


Policy Center Switcher


ACU Ratings

The ACU tracks a wide range of issues before Congress to determine which issues and votes serve as a dividing line to help those members of U.S. House and Senate who protect liberty as a conservative and those who are truly liberal. CLICK HERE FOR RATINGS
The ACU Foundation seeks to educate the next generation of conservative leaders by providing them the intellectual tools necessary to learn about the conservative movement, its leaders, its leading organization and especially its principles.

1331 H St NW Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
Ph: (202) 347-9388 | Fx: (202) 347-9389