Nathan A. Benefield

Nathan A. Benefield is Director of Policy Analysis for the Commonwealth Foundation for Public Policy Alternatives.

Nate has researched and written on public policy issues including taxes, government spending, education reform, transportation funding, health care policy, and economic development. Nate's work has been featured in the Philadelphia InquirerPittsburgh Post-GazettePittsburgh Tribune-ReviewPatriot News, and Allentown Morning Call amongst others.  Nate frequently provides testimony to the Pennsylvania House and Senate and often lends his policy expertise to WHP 580 and KDKA radio.

Nate graduated from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois with a degree in political science and economics, and also earned a masters degree in public service management from DePaul.



Recent Research

Playing the Education Lottery

MARCH 31, 2014 | Commentary by NATHAN BENEFIELD


Charter School Reform

Testimony of Nathan Benefield

MARCH 14, 2014 | Testimony by NATHAN BENEFIELD






Recent Blog Posts

Government Unions' Political Power Grows

APRIL 11, 2014


posted by NATHAN BENEFIELD | 00:49 PM | Comments

Taxes Not Popular in Pennsylvania

APRIL 10, 2014


posted by NATHAN BENEFIELD | 09:30 AM | Comments

Are Teachers' Union Dues Used for Politics?

MARCH 31, 2014


posted by NATHAN BENEFIELD | 00:14 PM | Comments



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