Jeff Chapman

Jeff Chapman

  • Director
  • Economic Development, State Fiscal Health and Economic Growth,
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts


Jeff Chapman manages Pew's work on economic development tax incentives, which helps states advance policies that make their incentives effective, accountable, and fiscally sound.

Chapman oversees the project's work with state leaders, including technical assistance to develop and adopt policy solutions. He also manages 50-state studies that highlight proven approaches to tax incentive evaluation that other states can learn from. He is a frequent speaker on these issues and has testified before state legislative bodies as well as professional and academic associations.

Chapman came to Pew in 2010 from the Washington State Budget & Policy Center, where he conducted critical analyses to evaluate and guide development of state fiscal policy. He also advised Washington Governor Christine Gregoire as a member of her Council of Economic Advisors. Previously, as an economist with the Economic Policy Institute, Chapman provided technical assistance to state-based think tanks and performed research that has been featured in print and broadcast media as well as peer-reviewed publications including the Monthly Labor Review.

Chapman earned a master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.

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