Finding Answers to the Public Compensation Question


  • Andrew G. Biggs is resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Previously, he was principal deputy commissioner of the Social Security Administration, SSA's deputy commissioner for policy, and associate director of the White House National Economic Council. He holds a doctorate from the London School of Economics. E-mail:

  • Jason Richwine is senior policy analyst at the Heritage Foundation, where he has published widely on issues of public sector compensation. He previously worked at the American Enterprise Institute as a research fellow. He earned his doctorate in public policy in 2009 from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. E-mail:

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