Patrick T. Brown is a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, where his work focuses on developing a robust pro-family economic agenda and supporting families as the cornerstone of a healthy and flourishing society.
Prior to joining EPPC, Brown served as a Senior Policy Advisor to Congress’ Joint Economic Committee (JEC), where he published reports on child care affordability and education policy. He helped lead research about how to make it more affordable to raise a family and more effectively invest in youth and young adults for the JEC’s Social Capital Project.
He has written and spoken on pro-family tax policy, child care and education policy, welfare reform, pro-life advocacy efforts, and other topics. He is also a contributing editor to American Compass, where he inaugurated the “Edgerton Essays” series, featuring first-person essays from working-class Americans.
In addition to his experience on Capitol Hill, he has worked in a diocesan communications office and as a government relations staffer for Catholic Charities USA and is a book reviewer for Catholic News Service.
Brown graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in political science and economics. He also holds a Master’s in Public Affairs from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He and his wife Jessica have three young children and live in Columbia, S.C.