Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Brookings EVP to Become President of Niskanen Center

Dr. Ted Gayer, executive vice president of the Brookings Institution and a senior fellow in Economic Studies, will become the next president of the think tank Niskanen Center.

Here is more from a press release: 

The Niskanen Center’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has named Ted Gayer as its new President, effective August 2022.

Gayer has served as executive vice president of the Brookings Institution since 2018, after five years as vice president and director of the Economic Studies program. His background includes extensive experience in academia, government, and public policy organizations. Before joining Brookings in 2009, he was an associate professor of public policy at Georgetown University. From 2007 to 2008, he was deputy assistant secretary for economic policy at the Department of the Treasury. He has also served as a senior economist at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers.


Jerry Taylor, co-founder of Niskanen and former president, resigned last year after being charged with violently attacking his wife. 

Joseph Coon, a co-founder of Niskanen, is currently serving the interim president of the think tank.