Edward Montgomery

Dean, McCourt School of Public Policy

Edward Montgomery is Dean of the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. He came to Georgetown in 2010 as Dean of the Georgetown Public Policy Institute. Prior to joining MSPP he served on President Obama’s Auto Task Force as Executive Director of the White House Council for Auto Communities and Workers. From 2003 to 2008 he served as the Dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the University of Maryland where he had been on the Economics Department faculty since 1990. He also worked in the Clinton administration as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor where he oversaw the operations of a $33 billion agency.

Dean Montgomery is an economist and his research has focused on state and local economic growth, wage and pension determination, savings behavior, productivity and economic dynamics, social insurance programs, and unions. In 2011 he was elected as a Fellow of the National Academic of Public Administration, and he has been a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research for over two decades. He has been on the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University, Michigan State University, and the University of Maryland. In addition, he has held visiting positions at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve and The Urban Institute.