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As research director for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and the Fiscal Policy Program at the New America Foundation, Jason Peuquet works on a wide array of budgetary issues and conducts research on budget and economic policy. In particular, he has recently worked on examining the economic recovery, defense and non-defense spending, as well as the overall federal budget. Mr. Peuquet has also become a contributor to television and radio news programs, in addition to providing budget analysis and background information for major media outlets.
He attended The George Washington University, where he graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in economics and international affairs. Before joining CRFB, Mr. Peuquet spent time researching education policy, federal housing policy, and economic policy. Originally from Pennsylvania, Mr. Peuquet has spent time in South America and Europe and speaks Spanish.