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Dr. Donald Marron  

Director, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center

Donald Marron is an expert on U.S. economic policy and federal budgeting. He currently serves as Director of Economic Policy Initiatives and Institute Fellow at the Urban Institute. From 2010 through early 2013, Donald was the director of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, where his work focused on tax reform and America’s long-run fiscal challenges.

Before joining the Urban Institute, Donald served in senior government positions from 2002 through early 2009, including as a member of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, acting director of the Congressional Budget Office, and executive director of Congress's Joint Economic Committee. He has also taught at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute and the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, consulted on major antitrust cases, and served as chief financial officer of a health care software start-up.

Marron appears frequently at conferences and on TV and radio to discuss economic policy. He also works to popularize economics through his blog (www.dmarron.com) and writings for publications such as CNN Money, the Christian Science Monitor, and the Washington Post. He is the editor of 30-Second Economics, a short book that introduces readers to 50 of the most important theories in economics. He is also an adviser to several start-up companies.

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