Veronique de Rugy is a Resident Fellow specializing in tax and budget policy as well as financial privacy at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). Before she took the current position, de Rugy was a Fiscal Policy Analyst at The Cato Institute (2001-2004). Prior to Cato she was a Visiting Scholar within the Department of Economics at George Mason University (1999-2000) and a post-doctoral fellow (2000-2001). Currently she is also serving as a Board Member and Secretary of the Center for Freedom and Prosperity, a position she has held since 2000.

Apart from numerous articles and short publications, de Rugy is very involved with speaking engagements. She also has a strong interest in homeland security budget and spending, and is currently working on the National Research Initiative.

De Rugy earned her B.A. and M.A. in economics from University of Paris IX – Dauphine. She has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Paris I – Pantheone Sorbonne.