Michael Ettlinger is the founding director of the Carsey School of Public Policy, joining at its inception in July 2014. Prior to Carsey, Michael held leadership positions at several Washington, DC, think-tanks and engaged in research, policy development and advocacy—primarily in the areas of economic, budget and tax policy. He served as the Senior Director for the Fiscal and Economic Policy Portfolio at the Pew Charitable Trusts, Vice President for Economic Policy at the Center for American Progress for five years, and held positions with the Economic Policy Institute and the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy. From August to November of 2016 Michael served as the Director of Economic Planning for the Clinton-Kaine transition.
Michael is also an Affiliate Professor of Law at the University of New Hampshire's School of Law and a Faculty Fellow at the Law School’s Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership, and Public Service. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and a Juris Doctor from American University