Larry Kudlow is CEO of Lawrence Kudlow & Co., LLC, a consulting firm in New York City. He is a contributing editor of National Review magazine and has been a columnist for National Review Online since its inception. In May 2001 he became NRO’s Economics Editor. His blog, Kudlow Money Politic$, was launched in May 2006.
Kudlow is a senior contributor to CNBC, where he was the long-time host of The Kudlow Report through March 2014. He also is contributing editor and columnist for CNBC.com, and a regular op-ed contributor to the Wall Street Journal, Washington Times, and San Diego Union-Tribune. He is a Brain Trust columnist for Investor’s Business Daily. He also is the author of American Abundance: The New Economic and Moral Prosperity, published by Forbes in January 1998.
Kudlow has been a regular panelist on The McLaughlin Group and a frequent guest on Hardball with Chris Matthews along with numerous other MSNBC broadcasts. He also has appeared on Wall Street Week, Nightly Business Report, and other shows.
Kudlow served as chief economist and senior managing director of Bear, Stearns & Co., and chief economist for ING Barings, Schroder & Co., Inc., and American Skandia Life Assurance, Inc. He also has served as economic counsel to A. B. Laffer & Associates in San Diego, California.
Kudlow was a member of the Bush-Cheney transition advisory committee. During President Reagan’s first term, he 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 Reagan-administration economic and budget policy. He served as co-chairman of the Economic Recovery Council in former New Jersey governor Christine Todd Whitman’s first election campaign in 1993. He also served as a member of Whitman’s transition budget task force.
He is a former member of the board of directors of Empower America, a grassroots public-policy organization chaired by Jack Kemp, William Bennett, and Jeane Kirkpatrick.
Kudlow has testified as an expert witness on economic matters before several congressional committees, including the Joint Economic Committee, the Senate Banking Committee, the Senate Finance Committee, and the Senate and House Republican Party Task Forces on Economic Growth. He has also presented testimony at several Republican Governors Conferences.
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. He was educated at the University of Rochester and Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He is a member of the Union League Club, the Capitol Hill Club, and the National Women’s Republican Club.
Kudlow is an avid tennis player and golfer. He and his wife Judy live in New York City and Redding, Connecticut.