Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

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The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities "was founded in 1981 to analyze federal budget priorities, with particular emphasis on the impact of various budget choices on low-income Americans. Our work has broadened considerably since then as we have responded to new developments and entered many new areas of research...

"In a 1998 Aspen Institute survey of members of Congress of both parties and Administration officials, the Center was identified as the single most influential non-profit organization in Washington on federal budget policy." [1]


Accessed September 2008: [2]

  • David de Ferranti, Vice President of the World Bank for the Latin American and Caribbean Region, Chair
  • Henry J. Aaron, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
  • Kenneth Apfel, Professor of the Practice, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland
  • Barbara Blum, Senior Fellow for Child and Family Policy, National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University
  • Marian Wright Edelman, President, Children's Defense Fund
  • James O. Gibson, Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Social Policy
  • Beatrix Hamburg, Visiting Scholar, Cornell Medical College, Department of Psychiatry
  • Frank Mankiewicz, Vice Chairman, Hill and Knowlton
  • Richard P. Nathan, Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Public Policy and Director, Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government
  • Marion Pines, Senior Fellow, Johns Hopkins University Institute for Policy Studies
  • Sol Price, Founder and Chairman, The Price Company (Retired)
  • Robert D. Reischauer, President, Urban Institute
  • Audrey Rowe, AR Consulting
  • Paul Rudd, Adaptive Analytics, LLC
  • Susan Sechler, Senior Advisor, German Marshall Fund
  • Juan Sepulveda, Jr., Executive Director, the Common Enterprise/San Antonio Research Associate
  • William Julius Wilson, Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor and Director of the Joblessness and Urban Poverty Research Program, Harvard University



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Related Sourcewatch articles


  1. Mission, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, accessed September 24, 2008.
  2. Directors, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, accessed September 24, 2008.