Jeff Chapman directs Pew’s economic development work, which helps states shape economic strategies that are effective, accountable, and fiscally sound. He oversees outreach to state leaders, including technical assistance to develop and adopt policy solutions. Chapman also manages research projects that identify and analyze proven approaches that serve as models for other states.
Before coming to Pew, Chapman conducted analyses to evaluate and guide state fiscal policy development for the Washington State Budget & Policy Center. He also was a member of the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors in Washington. Previously, as an economist with the Economic Policy Institute, Chapman performed research and provided technical assistance to state-based think tanks and testified before state legislative bodies.
Chapman holds a bachelor’s degree in American studies from Oregon State University and a master’s in public policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.