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Linda J. Bilmes

Lecturer in Public Policy and Public Finance, Harvard

Professor Linda J. Bilmes is Daniel Patrick Moynihan Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a leading expert in budgeting and public finance.
Professor Linda J. Bilmes is Daniel Patrick Moynihan Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a leading expert in budgeting and public finance.
Management

Viewpoint: The Trump Administration Has Made the U.S. Less Ready for Infectious Disease Outbreaks like Coronavirus

The Trump administration has cut funding for infectious disease research and reduced high-level staffing for global health security, leaving the nation less prepared for major outbreaks.

Oversight

Congress’ Budget Dysfunction is More Than 4 Decades in the Making

Congress may have averted a shutdown, but don't get too excited, warns a Harvard budget expert. The deal isn't sustainable long term.

Defense

Iraq and Afghanistan: The $6 Trillion Bill for America’s Longest War is Unpaid

In past wars, taxes were increased to cover some of the extra spending. That's not the case for the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the costs are adding up fast.

Management

Americans Think National Parks Are Worth $92 Billion, But We Don't Fund Them Accordingly

The finding underlines calls from experts for more money to preserve and maintain the parks.