Gadi Dechter is Managing Director of Economic Policy at American Progress. He previously worked as a reporter at Bloomberg News, The Baltimore Sun, and Baltimore’s City Paper. At Bloomberg, Gadi was an investigative reporter covering the intersection of finance and politics. At The Sun, he covered the Maryland General Assembly and higher education. He received the American Association of University Professors’s 2009 Iris Molotsky Award for Excellence in the Coverage of Higher Education and was a finalist in the 2008 Livingston Award for Young Journalists competition.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in literature from Yale and a master’s in writing from Johns Hopkins. He teaches public policy communications at George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs, and has also lectured at Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, and the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Email: [email protected]Michael Ettlinger is the Vice President for Economic Policy at American Progress. Prior to joining the Center he spent six years at the Economic Policy Institute directing the Economic Analysis and Research Network. Previously he was tax policy director for Citizens for Tax Justice and the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy for 11 years. He has also served on the staff of the New York State Assembly.
At the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, Ettlinger was the principal developer of the ITEP Microsimulation Tax Model. This model uniquely permits detailed revenue and distributional analysis of federal and state personal income tax, consumption, and property taxes. Also at ITEP and Citizens for Tax Justice Ettlinger authored many reports on tax and economic issues, frequently testified, was widely published, and was often called upon by the media.
At the Economic Policy Institute, Ettlinger focused on regional economic development and state-level economic policy. His work included analysis of state minimum wage laws, the role of government in economic growth, public attitudes toward economic policy, and the relative efficacy of alternative state economic policies.
Ettlinger has served on several nonprofit boards, advisory commissions, and study groups.
Ettlinger holds degrees from Cornell University and American University. Follow Michael on a Twitter. Email: [email protected].