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Andrew Feldman

Andrew Feldman

Andrew Feldman is a director in the public sector practice at Grant Thornton. He also hosts the Gov Innovator podcast, with more than 160 interviews for results-focused leaders. His previous roles include a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Special Advisor for Evidence-Based Policy at the U.S. Department of Education, a Special Advisor on the Evidence Team at the White House Office of Management, one of the top-three appointed leaders at Wisconsin’s labor department, a Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle, a Staff Economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisors, and Special Assistant to the President at the social policy research firm MDRC. A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he has a B.A. in economics from Swarthmore College, an M.P.P. from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard University. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.
Andrew Feldman is a director in the public sector practice at Grant Thornton. He also hosts the Gov Innovator podcast, with more than 160 interviews for results-focused leaders. His previous roles include a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Special Advisor for Evidence-Based Policy at the U.S. Department of Education, a Special Advisor on the Evidence Team at the White House Office of Management, one of the top-three appointed leaders at Wisconsin’s labor department, a Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle, a Staff Economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisors, and Special Assistant to the President at the social policy research firm MDRC. A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he has a B.A. in economics from Swarthmore College, an M.P.P. from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard University. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.
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Think Government Can’t Do Anything Quickly and Cheaply? Think Again.

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