WASHINGTON (October 6, 2014) – The R Street Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Kosar as senior fellow and governance project director. Kosar comes to R Street from the Congressional Research Service, where he was an analyst for more than 10 years and served as acting research manager.

In this newly created position at R Street, Kosar will be examining the federal budget process and executive branch oversight, as well as assessing democratic dysfunction in governance from a conservative point of view.

“In thinking about this position, it was important to us to have someone who could not only speak to the issues at hand, but who had a deep understanding of Capitol Hill and a record of published works,” said Eli Lehrer, president of R Street. “We are lucky to have found all of that and more in Kevin.”

Kosar brings a variety of experience to the role, having held positions in government, the not-for-profit sector and academia. He is a widely published author, and has worked closely with Congress.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the team at R Street and taking on governance issues. They are critical to the health of our republic,” said Kosar. “Having spent nearly all of my professional career in public policy, I’m looking forward to tackling these subjects from a perspective grounded in both principles and practice.”

Kosar earned his bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University, and his master’s and doctorate from New York University.

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