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Philip A. Wallach

Senior Fellow - Governance Studies

Philip Wallach is a senior fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution.  He writes on a wide variety of domestic policy topics, including climate change, regulatory reform, the debt ceiling, and marijuana legalization.  He is the author of To the Edge: Legality, Legitimacy, and the Responses to the 2008 Financial Crisis (2015).

He is considered an expert on the Clean Power Plan, interbranch relations, legal and political aspects of monetary policy, the Glass-Steagall Act, and regulatory capture.

His writing has been featured in The Washington Post, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, National Review, the Hill, and Roll Call, National Affairs, and The New Rambler Review, as well as in scholarly journals including Studies in American Political Development, and he has been quoted in a variety of publications including the Financial Times and Wall Street Journal.

His current projects include examining the legitimacy challenge faced by America’s administrative state, considering the interest group politics of marijuana legalization, and working out the contours of a Congressional Regulation Office.

Wallach received a B.A. from the College of Social Studies at Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University.

Philip Wallach is a senior fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution.  He writes on a wide variety of domestic policy topics, including climate change, regulatory reform, the debt ceiling, and marijuana legalization.  He is the author of To the Edge: Legality, Legitimacy, and the Responses to the 2008 Financial Crisis (2015).

He is considered an expert on the Clean Power Plan, interbranch relations, legal and political aspects of monetary policy, the Glass-Steagall Act, and regulatory capture.

His writing has been featured in The Washington Post, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, National Review, the Hill, and Roll Call, National Affairs, and The New Rambler Review, as well as in scholarly journals including Studies in American Political Development, and he has been quoted in a variety of publications including the Financial Times and Wall Street Journal.

His current projects include examining the legitimacy challenge faced by America’s administrative state, considering the interest group politics of marijuana legalization, and working out the contours of a Congressional Regulation Office.

Wallach received a B.A. from the College of Social Studies at Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University.

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