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.
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- Inventing America: The business of drafting a national blueprint, Weekly Standard
- Carrie Nation, M.D.: The neo-prohibitionists are on the march, Weekly Standard
- Ed drama; the Ocean’s Hot Dog and Brookings teacher diversity study; fish porn; Kosar signs off, Eduwonk
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