|Maya Carol MacGuineas|
February 21, 1968 |
Washington, D.C., USA
|Education||B.A. Northwestern University, M.P.P. Harvard University|
|Spouse(s)||Robin Jermyn Brooks |
|Children||William (2004), Annika (2006)|
Maya MacGuineas (born in February 21, 1968 in Washington, DC) is the President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget—a bipartisan, non-profit organization in the United States committed to educating the public about issues that have significant fiscal policy impact. She is also the Director of the Fiscal Policy Program at the New America Foundation—a non-partisan think tank based in Washington, DC. A native Washingtonian, she obtained a Master in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.
She serves on the boards of a number of national, nonpartisan organizations.
Born in Washington in 1968 to D. Biard MacGuineas and Carol Kalish, MacGuineas attended the National Cathedral School. She graduated from Northwestern University, where she majored in economics and psychology, and she received a Master degree in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
MacGuineas has run the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget since 2003, and works mainly on issues related to fiscal, tax, economic, and retirement policy. She has also published a number of articles, including in The Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, The New York Times, the Financial Times and the Los Angeles Times. Once dubbed "an anti-deficit warrior" by The Wall Street Journal and "queen of the deficit scolds" by economist Paul Krugman, MacGuineas has appeared on broadcast news and is often cited by the national press.
MacGuineas also served on The Washington Post editorial board in the Spring of 2009, where she covered economic and fiscal policy and wrote extensively on the health care reform debate. She served as a Social Security adviser to the 2000 McCain Presidential Campaign.
Before joining the New America Foundation, which has been characterized as radical centrist in orientation, MacGuineas worked at the Brookings Institution, the Concord Coalition, and on Wall Street. She has also advised numerous candidates for office from both parties, and works regularly with members of United States Congress on health, economic, tax, and budget policy.
- Closing the Hurricane Gap
- Reducing the Budget Deficit Requires More Than Just Health Care Reform
- Lock boxes are too easily picked
- Homeowner tax breaks are breaking the budget
- Radical Tax Reform
- Health Reform's Savings Myth 31 May 2009
- Capping Individual Tax Expenditures
- The Future Is Now: A Plan to Stabilize Public Debt and Promote Economic Growth
- Profile at New America Foundation
- Fiscal Policy Homepage at New America Foundation
- "As Bernanke Tapped for a Second Term, US Deficits Appear Likely to Soar", PBS Newshour
- SOCIAL SECURITY, PBS Newshour (19 October 2004)
- "Washington Life Magazine - March 2002 - Washington Weddings". Washingtonlife.com. Retrieved 29 March 2011.
- "WEDDINGS; Maya MacGuineas, Robin Brooks". The New York Times. 13 January 2002. Retrieved 29 March 2011.
- "Budget panel president's 'exhausting' dream job". Washington Times. 13 December 2009. Retrieved 29 March 2011.
- "Maya MacGuineas". NewAmerica.net. Retrieved 29 March 2011.
- Izzo, Phil (1 June 2009). "Secondary Sources: Health Care, Reich on GM, Borrowing - Real Time Economics". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 29 March 2011.
- Paul Krugman (22 December 2012), Maya and the Vigilantes The New York Times
- "Maya MacGuineas". Subsidyscope.com. 19 August 1998. Retrieved 29 March 2011.
- Morin, Richard; Deane, Claudia (10 December 2001). "Big Thinker. Ted Halstead’s New America Foundation Has It All: Money, Brains and Buzz". The Washington Post, Style section, p. 1.
-  "Debt Reduction Task Force Members"