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Ron Haskins

Co-Chair, BPC’s Evidence-Based Policymaking Initiative

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Ron Haskins is a co-chair of BPC’s Evidence-Based Policymaking Initiative. He previously served as co-chair of the U.S. Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking, appointed by U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Haskins is a senior fellow and holds the Cabot Family Chair in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution, where he co-directs the Center on Children and Families. He is also a senior consultant at the Annie E. Casey Foundation and was the president of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management in 2016.

Haskins is the co-author of Show Me the Evidence: Obama’s Fight for Rigor and Evidence in Social Policy (2015) and the author of Work over Welfare: The Inside Story of the 1996 Welfare Reform Law (2006). Beginning in 1986, he spent 14 years on the staff of the House Ways and Means Committee and was subsequently appointed to be the senior advisor to President George W. Bush for welfare policy.

Haskins received a B.S., M.A.T., and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.