Daniel M. Rothschild is the executive director of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He leads strategy and oversees all programs and operations for the organization.
Before serving in this role at Mercatus, he was director of state projects and a senior fellow with the R Street Institute. He joined R Street in 2013 after two years as the first-ever 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 Mercatus. He has worked extensively with think tanks throughout the country.
His popular writing and articles and reviews have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Reason, Weekly Standard, Roll Call, The Hill, Chicago Policy Review, Economic Affairs and many other popular and policy publications. He was a 2012-13 National Review Institute Washington fellow. He 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 Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan.