Diana Furchtgott-Roth is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology at the US Department of Transportation. She seeks to ensure that research, development and technology activities across the Department and the 40 University Transportation Centers are fully aligned with the Department’s areas of interest. She manages the Department’s spectrum interests, including GPS and the 5.9 GHz band. She oversees the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the Transportation Safety Institute in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Prior to joining USDOT, Diana was Acting Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy at the U.S. Department of Treasury. She has been a senior fellow and director of Economics21 at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and an adjunct professor of economics at The George Washington University. She previously served as Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of Labor; Chief of Staff of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers; and Deputy Executive Secretary of the White House Domestic Policy Council. Ms. Furchtgott-Roth is the author or coauthor of six books and hundreds of articles on economic policy. She received her BA in economics from Swarthmore College and her M.Phil. in economics from Oxford University.