David is the Deputy Director for Third Way's Economic Program, where he helps design and advocate policy ideas to expand opportunity—with a particular focus in tax reform, labor markets, the federal budget, and retirement. David steers Third Way’s products and events to make the intricacies of the economy accessible to congressional staff and other policymakers, often working directly with congressional staff to help draft legislation. His reports, op-eds, and commentary have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Reuters, U.S. News & World Report, POLITICO, and The Wall Street Journal.
Most recently, David was an associate at Eurasia Group, a political risk research and consulting firm, where he wrote on the effects of U.S. economic policy on the economy. Previously, David was a middle school and high school social studies teacher. He taught at YES Prep, a nationally recognized public charter school in Houston, and at St. Mary's Boys Secondary School in Nyeri, Kenya. Originally from Atlanta, David earned a bachelor's degree in history from Rice University and a master's degree in International Relations and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
David and his wife Catherine, an art historian, live with their daughter Clara and coonhound Frances in Alexandria, VA, where they pursue their shared passions for the outdoors, travel, volunteering, running, and watching sports.
Follow David on Twitter @DavidBrownDC.
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