Position: Executive Director
Organization: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Location: Washington, DC
Robert Greenstein is a Panel member.
Robert Greenstein founded and is executive director of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, one of the nation's most respected analysts of federal and state fiscal policy and of public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals. Mr. Greenstein's expertise on the federal budget and in particular, the impact of tax and budget proposals on low-income people, was illustrated in 1996, when he was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. He has written numerous reports, analyses, op-ed pieces, and magazine articles on poverty-related issues and is frequently asked to testify on Capitol Hill. In 1994, he was appointed by President Clinton to serve on the Bipartisan Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform. Prior to founding the center, Mr. Greenstein was administrator of the Food and Nutrition Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, where he directed the agency that operates the federal food assistance programs, with a staff of 2,500 and a budget of $15 billion.