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Andrew Feldman

Left the university in 2012

Lecturer in Public Affairs

Andrew Feldman is the founder and director of BadgerStat, a nonprofit organization launched in 2011 that encourages performance-focused, transparent government in Wisconsin. He also serves on the Dane County Economic Development Committee.

Feldman's professional and research interests include the strategic management of public agencies, public leadership, performance measurement, government transparency, economic development, and social policies that improve opportunities for low-income and disadvantaged populations. 

Previously he was the executive assistant at the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, one of the department's top three leadership roles. Prior positions include policy advisor in the Governor’s Office in Wisconsin; staff economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisors; and special assistant to the president at the social policy research organization MDRC. He has taught public management at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the University of Singapore.

His 2011 book, What Works in Work-First Welfare, explores why some employment programs in New York City are more effective than others at helping people get and keep jobs.  

A native of Milwaukee, Feldman earned his B.A. in economics from Swarthmore College and his master’s and Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard University.