Robert E. Litan
VP of Research and Policy, Kauffman Foundation
Robert E. Litan is vice president of Research and Policy at the Kauffman Foundation.
Mr. Litan has been affiliated with The Brookings Institution for nearly 20 years, first as a Senior Fellow and then as director of Economic Studies and holder of Cabot Family Chair in Economics.
He also co-founded and serves as the Director of the AEI-Brookings Joint Center on Regulatory Studies.
Mr. Litan has served on the staff of the Council of Economic Advisers (1977-79), as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Antitrust Division of the Justice Department (1993-95), Associate Director of the Office and Management and Budget (1995-96) — and as a consultant to the U.S. Treasury Department on financial policy issues.
Mr. Litan has a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School Department of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania, a J.D. from Yale Law School — and both a Master of Philosophy and Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University.