Senior Fellow, Economic Studies Program, Co-Director, Center on Children & Families, Co-Director, Budgeting for National Priorities Project at the Brookings Institution and Senior Consultant, Annie E. Casey Foundation
Ron Haskins is a Senior Fellow in the Economic Studies Program and Co-director of the Center on Children and Families at the Brookings Institution and Senior Consultant at the Annie E. Casey Foundation. He is the author of Work Over Welfare: The Inside Story of the 1996 Welfare Reform Law (2006), co-author of Creating an Opportunity Society (2009), and Senior Editor of The Future of Children. In 2002 he was the Senior Advisor to the President for Welfare Policy at the White House. Prior to joining Brookings and Casey he spent 14 years on the staff of the House Ways and Means Human Resources Subcommittee, serving as the subcommittee’s Staff Director after Republicans took control of the House in 1994. In 1997, Haskins was selected by the National Journal as one of the 100 most influential people in the federal government. He holds a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from UNC.