Ted Gayer is the vice president and director of the Economic Studies program and the Joseph A. Pechman Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He conducts research on a variety of economic issues, focusing particularly on public finance, environmental and energy economics, housing, and regulatory policy.
Prior to joining the Brookings Institution in September 2009, he was associate professor of public policy at Georgetown University. From 2007 to 2008, he was deputy assistant secretary for Economic Policy at the Department of the Treasury. While at Treasury, he worked primarily on housing and credit market policies, as well as on energy and environmental issues, health care, Social Security and Medicare.
From 2003 to 2004, he was a senior economist at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, where he worked on environmental and energy policies. From 2006 to 2007, he was a visiting fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California, and from 2004 to 2006 he was a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.
- Housing Markets & Finance
- Regulatory Policy
- U.S. Economy
- Economic Studies
- The Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy
- Climate and Energy Economics Project
- Cross-Brookings Initiative on Energy and Climate
- Additional Expertise Areas
- Public finance, environmental and energy economics, housing, and regulatory policy.
- Past Positions
- Co-Director, Economic Studies, The Brookings Institution (2009-2013)
- Associate Professor of Public Policy at Georgetown University (2004-2009)
- Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy at the Department of the Treasury (2007-2008)
- Visiting fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California (2006-2007)
- Visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (2004-2006)
- Senior economist at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (2003-2004)
- Ph.D. - Duke University (1997)