James C. Capretta, a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, studies and provides commentary on a wide range of public policy and economic issues, with a focus on health-care and entitlement reform, U.S. fiscal policy, and global population aging.
Mr. Capretta served in senior positions in the executive and legislative branches of the federal government for sixteen years. From 2001 to 2004, he was an Associate Director at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), where he had responsibility for health-care, Social Security, education, and welfare programs.
Mr. Capretta’s essays and articles have been featured in numerous print and online publications, and he appears regularly as a witness at congressional hearings and as a commentator on television and radio programs.
Mr. Capretta serves as a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and as an affiliated scholar at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.
In addition to his work as a researcher and commentator on public policy issues, Mr. Capretta is regularly engaged as a consultant on health policy matters.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Capretta served for a decade in Congress as a senior analyst for health-care and social security issues and for three years as a budget examiner at OMB. He has an MA in Public Policy Studies from Duke University, and he graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BA in Government.