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Andrew Feldman

Andrew Feldman is a Visiting Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution, a member of the bipartisan Evidence-Based Policymaking Collaborative, and also hosts the Gov Innovator podcast that provides insights for results-focused leaders. He previously served as a Special Advisor on the Evidence Team at the White House Office of Management and Budget in the Obama Administration, including a year-long detail to the U.S. Department of Education. Prior roles include being one of the top three appointed leaders at Wisconsin’s labor department under Governor Jim Doyle; a Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Governor Doyle; Staff Economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisors in the Clinton Administration; and Special Assistant to the President at MDRC. A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he has an undergraduate degree in economics from Swarthmore College, a masters degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a doctoral degree in public policy from Harvard University.
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Is Your Agency Ready for New Evidence-Based Policy Tools?

October 16, 2017 The Commission on Evidence Based Policymaking, launched last year by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., recently released its recommendations. They include a call for federal departments to 1) establish chief evaluation officers to help coordinate and prioritize program evaluation activities; and 2) develop...

Fighting the Opioid Epidemic with Evidence and Innovation

August 22, 2017 What will it take to tackle our nation’s opioid epidemic, with more than 140 Americans dying every day from overdoses of prescription opioids and heroin? Money is important—federal and state governments are spending billions through Medicaid, the Substance Abuse Block Grants, and the recent 21st Century Cures Act. But funding...

It’s Time To Bust Some Myths About How States Can Use Federal Funds

July 5, 2017 How can federal agencies help governors, mayors and other local leaders craft innovative solutions to pressing policy challenges, even in an era of flat or declining funding? A remarkable finding from the Federal Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth (P3) initiative suggests a way: Federal agencies can unleash creative new...

Agencies Need to Get Savvy About Low-Cost Program Evaluation

March 28, 2017 If President Trump’s budget blueprint is any indication, most agencies soon will face significant budget cuts. That makes it more important than ever to get the most impact from every program dollar. To do that, agencies will need to use rigorous program evaluation to learn what works and what doesn’t,...

Here’s Something We Can All Agree On: Agencies Need to Deliver Results

March 14, 2017 These days, politics bombards us at the speed and persistence of the Internet, social media (including tweets from the president) and 24-hour cable news. As a result, we obsess over optics and outrages, while ignoring important questions about whether the federal government is producing results that improve Americans’ lives. It...