This morning, the Niskanen Center formally announced that our Board of Directors named Ted Gayer as the Center’s new President (effective August 2022). My Niskanen colleagues and I are incredibly excited about this development.
Ted comes to us from the Brookings Institution, where he serves as Executive Vice President (after five years of running its Economic Studies program). As Niskanen Board Chair Bob Littermann noted, Ted is “a widely respected economist with a clear vision and extensive experience working in this space.”
Most importantly, as Board Member and search committee chair Daniel Drezner pointed out, with his “deep policy knowledge aligned closely with [our] work and mission,” Ted is an ideal fit to helm the Niskanen Center.
That is from an email I received today from Joe Coon, the interim president. Congratulations to all involved!