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Michelle Hahn

Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer

Michelle Hahn is Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Tobin Center for Economic Policy where she oversees the strategic and operational infrastructure needed to achieve Tobin’s mission and works closely with researchers, policymakers, and other partners to advance leading evidence-based policy initiatives.

Previously, as Director of Public Finance and Results-Driven Government at Arnold Ventures, Michelle partnered with state and local governments across the country to develop several initiatives that bring cutting edge research into policy. Such initiatives included a network of successful state-university partnerships or policy labs, as well as other innovative, scalable, and sustainable models that are being used to improve tax policy, increase economic mobility, and develop modern and secure ways to use and share administrative data.

Michelle also served as a member of the founding team of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors’ Division of Financial Stability, where she helped build analytical infrastructure and provided research support to major Dodd-Frank initiatives like the bank capital stress tests and designation of systemically important financial institutions.

Michelle holds a Masters in Public Policy from Duke University and a BA in Economics from Trinity University.