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Andrew R. Feldman is a Visiting Fellow in the Center on Children and Families in the Economic Studies program at the Brookings Institution. His work and research focus on helping public agencies at the federal, state and local levels to use evidence and innovation to better achieve their missions. He is an expert in public sector management and innovation, as well as evidence-based strategies to reduce poverty and expand opportunity.

He also hosts the Gov Innovator podcast, via web and iTunes. It features more than 100 interviews with leading experts about innovative, results-focused government.

During 2015, Feldman served as the Special Advisor for Evidence-Based Policy in the Office of the Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education. He also created and led the Innovation Exchange series of workshops for federal employees, including workshops on performance management, behavioral insights, strengthening a culture of learning and results, and outcome-focused grant designs.

From 2012 to 2014, he served as a Special Advisor on the Evidence Team at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). He received a special achievement award in 2014 from OMB for his work with agencies to strengthen their use of evidence and innovation.

Feldman’s previous roles include being one of the top three appointed leaders at Wisconsin’s labor department, an agency of 1,600, under Governor Jim Doyle; a Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Governor 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.

He enjoys teaching when he can. Most recently, while working in Madison, he taught the advanced public management course at UW-Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs in 2012.

His book What Works in Work-First Welfare (Upjohn Institute Press) examines why some welfare-to-work programs are better than others at helping people become and stay employed. It uses qualitative field research combined with data on 14,000 participants in New York City, with random assignment of participants to programs within boroughs.

A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Feldman has an undergraduate degree in economics from Swarthmore College, a master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a doctoral degree in public policy from Harvard University.

Andrew R. Feldman is a Visiting Fellow in the Center on Children and Families in the Economic Studies program at the Brookings Institution. His work and research focus on helping public agencies at the federal, state and local levels to use evidence and innovation to better achieve their missions. He is an expert in public sector management and innovation, as well as evidence-based strategies to reduce poverty and expand opportunity.

He also hosts the Gov Innovator podcast, via web and iTunes. It features more than 100 interviews with leading experts about innovative, results-focused government.

During 2015, Feldman served as the Special Advisor for Evidence-Based Policy in the Office of the Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education. He also created and led the Innovation Exchange series of workshops for federal employees, including workshops on performance management, behavioral insights, strengthening a culture of learning and results, and outcome-focused grant designs.

From 2012 to 2014, he served as a Special Advisor on the Evidence Team at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). He received a special achievement award in 2014 from OMB for his work with agencies to strengthen their use of evidence and innovation.

Feldman’s previous roles include being one of the top three appointed leaders at Wisconsin’s labor department, an agency of 1,600, under Governor Jim Doyle; a Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Governor 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.

He enjoys teaching when he can. Most recently, while working in Madison, he taught the advanced public management course at UW-Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs in 2012.

His book What Works in Work-First Welfare (Upjohn Institute Press) examines why some welfare-to-work programs are better than others at helping people become and stay employed. It uses qualitative field research combined with data on 14,000 participants in New York City, with random assignment of participants to programs within boroughs.

A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Feldman has an undergraduate degree in economics from Swarthmore College, a master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a doctoral degree in public policy from Harvard University.

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