William J. Congdon, Ph.D., is an economist focusing on policy applications in issue areas including labor markets, retirement security, and tax policy, with an emphasis on the role of evaluation in policy design. He currently works as an economist at the nonprofit organization ideas42. Previously, he served as the Senior Economist for labor and behavioral economics at the Council of Economic Advisers and worked as a Research Director in the Brookings Institution’s Economic Studies program. He is the author of the book Policy and Choice: Public Finance through the Lens of Behavioral Economics, with coauthors Jeffrey R. Kling and Sendhil Mullainathan. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University.



Years active

2015, 2016

Agency collaborators

Defense, Education, Health and Human Services, Labor, Social Security, Treasury, US Global Change Research Program