Andrew 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 also hosts the Gov Innovator podcast, which features interviews with leading experts about innovative, results-focused government.
Prior to his work at Brookings, Feldman served as Special Advisor for Evidence-Based Policy within the Office of the Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education (2015) and a Special Advisor on the Evidence Team at the White House Office of Management and Budget (2012-14).
His 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 has also taught public management courses at the Harvard Kennedy School, University of Singapore, and La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 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.
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.