Alison Acosta Fraser is director of the Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies, where she oversees Heritage Foundation research on a wide range of domestic economic issues including federal spending, taxes, energy and environment, retirement savings, and regulation. Following Hurrican Katrina, she took the lead in preparing Heritage's comprehensive special reports on disaster recovery. Ms. Fraser has appeared on CNBC, CNN, FOX, and MSNBC news channels, Bloomberg, PBS, and the BBC. Her commentaries on fiscal issues have appeared in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Philadelphia Enquirer, Washington Times, USA Today,
and National Review Online. Before joining Heritage, Ms. Fraser was deputy director of the Oklahoma Office of State Finance, where she directed economic research and developed tax and fiscal policy recommendations for then Governor Frank Keating.