Andy Feldman is a Special Advisor on the Evidence and Innovation Team at the White House Office of Management and Budget. This blog, however, is a personal, after-work and weekend project.
Andy’s career has focused on anti-povery policy (effective ways to help families and individuals climb the economic ladder) and public management (increasing government results by building and using evidence, harnessing data and implementing outcome-focused innovations).
His previous roles include being one of the top three appointed leaders at Wisconsin’s Department of Workforce Development, an agency of 1,600; Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle; Special Assistant to the Secretary of Administration and Finance in Massachusetts; Staff Economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisors in the Clinton Administration; and Special Assistant to the President at MDRC, the social policy research organization.
Andy has taught graduate-level public management courses at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Singapore and Harvard University. His 2011 book, What Works in Work-First Welfare examines why some welfare-to-work programs in New York City are more effective than others at helping people get and keep jobs.
A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Andy received 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.
Andy is a fan of cooking, travel, art and the Green Bay Packers.