Andrew Chamberlain is an Adjunct Fellow at the Tax Foundation. He is an applied microeconomist specializing in labor economics, public finance and public policy evaluation, and is an expert in the design and implementation of original survey instruments. His previous research has examined the presence of wage premiums among public-sector workers, the impact of intergovernmental grants on local government, the effect of liquor availability on urban crime, the distributional effects of climate-change policies, statistical methods for estimating tax incidence for narrow geographic areas, and a variety of federal and state tax policy issues.
Andrew’s work has been cited in U.S. congressional testimony, NBER working papers, OECD working papers, a popular introductory economics textbook, and has been published in or featured by the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The Economist, Newsweek, Tax Notes and various academic journals. He has appeared as a live television guest on MSNBC's “Connected Coast to Coast,” CNBC's “Kudlow & Company” and various radio stations.
Previously Andrew served as an economist in Washington, D.C. at the Tax Foundation and the Cato Institute. While in Washington, Andrew briefed both Democratic and Republican congressional staff on his research as well as analysts at the U.S. Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and various think tanks. In 2008 he founded Columbia Economics, L.L.C., a full-service economic consulting firm specializing in taxation and energy policy based in Seattle, Washington.
Andrew has served as a graduate instructor and economics teaching assistant at the University of California, San Diego, where he received three departmental teaching awards for outstanding student evaluations. Andrew received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, San Diego, where he also earned C.Phil. and M.A. degrees in Economics. He has B.A. degrees in Economics (cum laude) and Business Administration (magna cum laude) from the University of Washington in Seattle.
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