Ed Lazere
Job Title
Senior Fellow
Ed Lazere

Ed is a Senior Fellow on the State Fiscal Policy team. He comes to the Center after nearly two decades as Executive Director of the DC Fiscal Policy Institute (DCFPI), a member of the State Priorities Partnership. At DCFPI, Ed led research on inequities in housing, jobs, education, and health care, and partnered with advocates and residents for budget and policy choices to address them. Ed contributed to creating the D.C. Earned Income Tax Credit, closing corporate tax loopholes, raising income taxes on D.C.’s wealthiest residents, and reforming D.C.’s school funding formula to steer more resources to high-poverty schools.

This is Ed’s second stint at the Center. Prior to DCFPI, Ed was a Policy Analyst for 12 years, focusing on affordable housing, state cash assistance programs, and state tax and budget policy.

Ed has a Masters Degree in Public Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Bachelor’s Degree from Harvard College.

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