Deputy Director of Federal Tax Policy
Kris Cox is Deputy Director of Federal Tax Policy with the Center's Federal Fiscal Policy division. She previously provided management and research oversight to country teams across West, East, and Southern Africa as a Regional Director for Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA). Prior to that she opened IPA's office in Rwanda, where she spent over three years managing randomized controlled trials to evaluate the impact of social programs designed to assist the global poor across a variety of sectors, working closely with policymakers and non-governmental partners. Cox worked at the Center from 2007 to 2010 as a Research Associate with the Federal Fiscal Policy division. Prior to that she taught civic literacy skills to low-income parents as a Public Allies AmeriCorps member at Imagine Chicago. She holds a Master in Public Policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and History from the University of Virginia.