A distinguished Advisory Committee is guiding the project, bringing valuable expertise across the key research disciplines. The Committee is coordinated by the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution, and will assist with the framing of research questions, selection of successful proposals and the review of submitted papers.


Susan Tanaka
Senior Policy Advisor

David Wessel
Director, Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy and Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Brookings Institution

Louise Sheiner
Robert S. Kerr Senior Fellow, Economic Studies and Policy Director, Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, Brookings Institution


Charles Blahous
J. Fish and Lillian F. Smith Chair and Senior Research Strategist, Mercatus Center and Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution

Heather Boushey
Executive Director and Chief Economist, Washington Center on Equitable Growth

Camille Busette
Director, Race, Prosperity and Inclusion Initiative, Senior Fellow- Economic Studies, Governance Studies, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution

Susan Collins
Professor of Public Policy and Economics, Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan

Robert Doar
Resident Fellow and Morgridge Fellow in Poverty Studies, American Enterprise Institute

Maria Fitzpatrick
Associate Professor, Department of Policy and Management, Cornell University and Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research

Andra Gillespie
Associate Professor, Political Science, Emory University

Bradley Hardy
Associate Professor of Public Administration and Policy, American University and Non-resident Senior Fellow in Economic Studies, Brookings Institution

Doug Holtz Eakin
President, American Action Forum

Mark Hugo Lopez
Director, Global Migration and Demography Research, Pew Research Center

Ronald Mincy
Maurice V. Russell Professor of Social Policy and Social Work Practice, Columbia University

Alicia Munnell
Director, Center for Retirement Research and Peter F. Drucker Professor of Management Sciences, Boston College

Molly Reynolds
Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings Institution

Margaret Simms
Non-Resident Fellow, Urban Institute

Karl Smith
Senior Fellow, Niskanen Center

Michael Strain
Director, Economic Policy Studies and John G. Searle Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

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