Andy’s bio

Andy FeldmanAndy 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-poverty policy (effective ways to help families and individuals climb the economic ladder) and public management (strengthening program and agency 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.