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Donald Marron

Director of Economic Policy Initiatives
The Urban Institute


Areas of Expertise:

Climate Change, Energy Economics, Tax Policy

Donald Marron is an Institute fellow and director of economic policy initiatives at the Urban Institute. In this capacity, he conducts research on tax reform, long-run fiscal challenges, and federal budgeting; identifies opportunities for Urban to develop policy-relevant research; and helps cultivate cross-center initiatives focused on macroeconomic growth, higher education, and public finance. From 2010 to 2013, he led the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center. Before joining Urban, Marron served in senior government positions, including as a member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers and acting director of the Congressional Budget Office. He has also taught at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute and the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He has broad experience in economic policy, including America’s fiscal challenges, tax reform, energy and environment, and the financial crisis. He testifies frequently before Congress; appears often at conferences and in the media to discuss economic policy; and works to popularize economics through his writings. He is the editor of 30-Second Economics, a short book that introduces readers to 50 of the most important theories in economics.

Recent Comments by Donald Marron

  • "Hi Dan: The fee & dividend approach would indeed be highly progressive and if implemented well could solve the problem of matching actual carbon r"
    Tax Pollution, Not Profits
  • "Congressman Delaney poses a vital question: What should Congress do with the revenue from a carbon tax? In principle, Congress could use the revenu"
    Tax Pollution, Not Profits