Ingrid Schroeder is director of Pew’s fiscal federalism, broadband research, and student loan research initiatives. The fiscal federalism initiative provides independent, unbiased data and analysis on the impact of federal fiscal and economic policy on states. Pew’s broadband research initiative examines gaps in access to reliable, high-speed internet and policy solutions to bridge that gap. The student loan research project conducts original research and analysis to inform the public and the policy process on student loan default and veterans’ higher education debt. Schroeder previously served as director of the Pew fiscal analysis initiative and Subsidyscope—projects that examined the federal budget, deficit, debt, subsidies, and tax expenditures—and the immigration and the states project.
Before joining Pew, Schroeder was a senior executive at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), where she supervised a team that coordinated and cleared policy positions on legislation for numerous federal agencies. She also served as a program examiner with the Housing, Treasury, and Finance Division of OMB and as a legislative analyst handling justice and treasury policies.
Schroeder holds a B.A. from Washington and Lee University and received a master of public administration from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
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No one who has recently attended college, or is a parent of someone who has, needs to be told that student loan debt is a fact of life for many these days. But for some former students—whether at major universities, community colleges, or another type of post-secondary institution—repaying loans can be a life-altering struggle. More than 40 million Americans hold student loans, and... Read More
Policymakers face difficult choices about how to move our country forward and often don’t agree. Still, most would say that decisions about government policies should be informed by accurate data and designed to produce successful outcomes. That’s why Congress created The Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking, envisioning a future in which rigorous evidence is created efficiently... Read More
On May 18, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced the creation of the Speaker’s Task Force on Intergovernmental Affairs, “a bipartisan group of lawmakers focused on balancing the interests of federal, state, tribal, and local governments.” Read More