Donald Marron

Donald Marron, Treasurer

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Donald Marron is an Institute fellow and director of economic policy initiatives at the Urban Institute. He conducts research on tax and budget policy and identifies opportunities for Urban to develop policy-relevant research on economic and financial issues. From 2010 to 2013, he led the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center. He has testified frequently before Congress, and works to popularize economics through his blog and writings. He is a senior research fellow at the Climate Leadership Council and the editor of 30-Second Economics and 30-Second Money, two short books that introduce readers to the most important ideas in economics and finance.

Donald has served in senior government positions, including as a member of the President's Council of Economic Advisers under George W. Bush and acting director of the Congressional Budget Office. He has also taught at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute, the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, and the University of Maryland; consulted on major antitrust cases; and served as chief financial officer of a health care software start-up. He studied mathematics at Harvard College and received his PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

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