Kevin Kosar


Kevin R. Kosar is senior fellow and governance project director with the R Street Institute. He is the author of the R Street policy study “Three steps for reasserting Congress in regulatory policy.”

Prior to joining R Street, Kosar was a research manager and analyst at the Congressional Research Service, an agency within the Library of Congress. There, he advised members of Congress and committees on a range of legislative issues.

Kosar is the author of Ronald Reagan and Education Policy, Failing Grades: The Federal Politics of Education, and Whiskey: A Global History. He has testified before Congress, and published reports and essays on education policy, quasi-governmental entities, privatization and government communications and propaganda.

His work has appeared in scholarly and professional journals, such as Presidential Studies Quarterly, Public Administration Review and National Affairs; and in popular media, including Politico, Boston Herald, the Daily Caller, Washington Post, Reason, Washington Monthly and The Weekly Standard.

Kosar earned a bachelor of arts from Ohio State University, and master’s and doctoral degrees in politics from New York University.

Kosar lives in Washington with his wife, four children and labrador retriever.

Phone: 202.459.3890