WASHINGTON (Sept. 17, 2013) – The R Street Institute today proudly announced it has hired Daniel Rothschild to serve as senior fellow and director of state projects, effective Oct. 1.

In the newly created role of state projects director, Rothschild will coordinate state-level research and outreach efforts for R Street, including building coalitions with state-level groups from across the political spectrum and around the country.

“I have known Dan for years and he has impressed me hugely in every job he has held and every project he has undertaken,” R Street President Eli Lehrer said. “I couldn’t be happier that he is joining the R Street team.”

Rothschild most recently served for the past two years as director of external affairs and coalitions at the American Enterprise Institute. Previously, he spent six years in a variety of policy, communications and project management positions at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

“I have been impressed with R Street’s growth and ability to carve out a niche as a pragmatic, free-market institution,” Rothschild said. “I’m excited to tackle the challenge of building a new operation and to take on a variety of research and outreach projects.”

Rothschild’s popular writing and articles and reviews have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Reason, the Chicago Policy Review, Economic Affairs and many other popular and policy publications. He is a 2012-13 National Review Institute fellow and has testified before the U.S. Congress and several state legislatures on tax and fiscal policy, government reform and disaster recovery policy.

Rothschild has a bachelor’s degree from Grinnell College, a master’s degree from the University of Manchester, and a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Michigan.

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