Researcher and Writer in Washington, DC

About Me

Kevin R. Kosar, Ph.D., is the vice president of research partnerships at the R Street Institute, a Washington, DC think-tank.He co-founded the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group, which aims to strengthen Congress, and established, an online hub for congressional reform and scholarship.

Between 2003 and 2014, Kosar served as an analyst and research manager at the Library of Congress‘s Congressional Research Service.

He is the co-editor of Congress Overwhelmed: Congressional Capacity and Prospects for Reform, and the author of Ronald Reagan and Education PolicyFailing Grades: The Federal Politics of EducationWhiskey: A Global History, and Moonshine: A Global History. He has testified before Congress, and published on a variety of governance and public policy subjects: education policy, quasi governmental entities, privatization, the Postal Service, government communications, and propaganda.

Kosar’s writings have appeared in scholarly and professional journals, such as National AffairsPresidential Studies Quarterly, Public Administration Review, Public Administration Times, and Teachers College Record; and in popular media, including  the American SpectatorChicago Sun-Times, Cleveland Plain DealerDaily Caller, The Hill, History New Network, National ReviewNewsweekNew York TimesPhiladelphia Inquirer, Politico, Roll Call, U.S. News & World Report, Washington Examiner, Washington Post, The Weekly Standard, and Washington Monthly.

He received his Ph.D in politics from New York University and lives in Washington, DC.


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