Phillip Oliff

Phillip Oliff

  • Senior Manager
  • Fiscal Federalism Initiative and Student Loans,
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts


Phillip Oliff is a research manager for Pew’s fiscal federalism initiative, examining the fiscal and policy relationships between the federal and state governments.

As a lead researcher, Oliff oversees development of a range of analyses that explore and explain the various aspects of the state-federal relationship with a focus on the funding of higher education and surface transportation.

Oliff previously was a policy analyst at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, where he authored reports on topics including education finance, state tax policy, states’ post-recession fiscal conditions, and the impact of emergency federal aid on state budgets. He served as a Hugh L. Carey fellow with the New York State Division of the Budget, focusing on education finance and property tax reform. He has also been an educator in the United States and Japan. 

Oliff holds a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University’s College of Social Studies and a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

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