Michael Leachman

Director of State Fiscal Research at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Michael Leachman joined the Center in July 2009 as a Senior Policy Analyst with the State Fiscal Project. His work at the Center includes analysis of Recovery Act and other federal grants to states.

Prior to joining the Center, Leachman worked for nine years at the Oregon Center for Public Policy (OCPP), a member of the State Fiscal Analysis Initiative. His work at OCPP included research on corporate income taxes, reserve funds, spending limits, the Earned Income Tax Credit, food stamps, and TANF. Earlier in his career, Leachman worked as a community organizer in Chicago and, during graduate school, conducted a range of research projects in collaboration with community organizations.

Leachman holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Loyola University Chicago.