Bloomberg Government hires research director
by Chris Roush
Bloomberg Government announced Monday that it has hired Robert Litan as director of research.
He will begin work Aug. 6. Litan will work in partnership with Bloomberg Government managing editor Mike Riley, building on the more than 360 research papers produced by BGOV’s team of analysts since its launch in January 2011
Litan is currently the vice president for research and policy a.t the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City and a senior fellow in economic studies at the Brookings Institution, where his research includes topics in regulation, financial institutions, telecommunications, entrepreneurship and general economic policy.
“I am thrilled to be joining Bloomberg Government, the leading data and information service focused on translating the impact of government actions and policy on business,” said Litan in a statement. “I’m looking forward to working with the extremely talented group of people that Bloomberg has attracted.”
Throughout his career, Litan has been frequently called to testify before Congress on a variety of subjects reflecting his recognized experience interpreting the interplay between government and business.
For example, in 2010, he testified before the U.S. Congress’ Joint Economic Committee about the ways in which federally funded innovation benefits national and local economies. In 2011 he co-authored testimony about the risks posed by exchange traded funds before a subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
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