WASHINGTON (March 2, 2020) – Today, the R Street Institute welcomed Jonathan Bydlak as director of the Fiscal and Budget Policy Project.

Jonathan will lead the Governance department’s research on federal budget and spending policy.

“Jonathan brings deep expertise in fiscal issues to our Governance team,” said R Street Vice President of Research Partnerships Kevin Kosar. “He is an intellectual entrepreneur, respected in the budget policy community and on Capitol Hill. I am delighted to have him on the team.”

Previously, Jonathan was the founder and president of the Coalition to Reduce Spending, and headed the Institute for Spending Reform. He is the creator of SpendingTracker.org, a real-time spending data site, which he will continue running at R Street.

Jonathan received his A.B. in economics with minors in finance and political economy from Princeton University. He subsequently worked in finance at Bridgewater Associates and oversaw Ron Paul’s 2008 presidential fundraising operation.

R Street was founded in 2012 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research organization with the mission to engage in research and outreach to promote free markets and limited, effective government. In addition to its D.C. headquarters, it has offices in Georgia, Texas, Ohio and California.

Jonathan can be reached at [email protected]