Max Bouchet was a senior project manager and senior policy analyst in the Center for Sustainable Development, housed in the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings. He is researched local leadership on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), exploring the bottom-up approach cities and communities are taking to drive local progress that contributes to global change. Bouchet was previously affiliated with the Brookings Metropolitan Policy program, where he researched the economic competitiveness of metropolitan areas with a focus on governance, innovation, trade, and foreign investment. He also engaged with city and economic development leaders part of the Global Cities Initiative, a project aimed at helping U.S. and international metropolitan areas strengthen their global economic connections.
Previously, Bouchet was chief analyst at Conway, Inc., an Atlanta-based economic development consulting firm. He managed research and statistical analyses on investment attraction strategies for state and local economic development organizations, both domestic and foreign.
He graduated from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po Paris, France) with a bachelor's degree in Political Science and a Master of Public Affairs. Bouchet is a native French speaker.