Becky Strauss

D.C. Policy Center

Becky is a quintessential Washingtonian. Born inside the beltway, she went to the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and spent many years at two international think tanks, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). After working on a host of broad international economic and domestic topics—from demographics to education, taxes to pensions and infrastructure to competitiveness—she’s excited to work on local topics that are more close to home. She is co-author of the book How America Stacks Up: Economic Competitiveness and US Policy (2016). Her writing and infographics have appeared in the New York Times, TIME magazine, Foreign Affairs, the Atlantic, Forbes and Quartz. She also teaches public policy to college students. 

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