David Draine, a senior researcher at Pew, serves as a principal investigator and methodologist on Pew’s research agenda on state fiscal health, economic competitiveness, and other state policy issues, particularly in the area of state budgets and fiscal health.
Draine has been a lead researcher on a number of groundbreaking studies looking at state-run public employee retirement systems. Pew’s work in this area has been cited widely in national media, as well as by state and local print and broadcast outlets.
In addition to his expertise on public sector retirement benefits, Draine has conducted research and analysis across the 50 states that inform state policy decisions on a wide range of issues, including state transportation investments, state revenue systems, economic development, and mortgage lending.
He holds a bachelor of arts in history from Princeton University and a master of arts in public policy from Johns Hopkins University.
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All figures presented are as reported in public documents or as provided by plan officials. The main data sources were the comprehensive annual financial reports (CAFRs) produced by each state and pension plan, actuarial reports and valuations, and other state documents that disclose financial details about public employee retirement systems. Read More
Connecticut voters recognize the significant difficulties confronting the state because of its budget shortfall and are concerned about the state employee pension system’s funding problems, according to a recent poll conducted for The Pew Charitable Trusts’ public sector retirement systems project. Read More
We look forward to seeing you at the NCSL Legislative Summit in Boston! Please visit Booth 545 in the exhibit hall to learn about The Pew Charitable Trusts’ work in all 50 states and meet policy experts on issues including fiscal and economic policy, public pensions, evidence-based policymaking, and health policy. Read More