David L. Weimer is the Edwin E. Witte Professor of Political Economy. He has a joint appointment in the Political Science Department and the Robert M. LaFollette School of Public Affairs. His teaching interests include public policy, political economy, and research methods. He served as editor of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (1985-89), president of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (2006), and president of the Society of Benefit-Cost Analysis (2013). In 2008 he was elected a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. He has long-standing interests in policy craft, including cost-benefit analysis, and institutional analysis and design. His recent work in the area of health policy includes studies of the role of report cards on organizational quality, the governance of the organ transplantation network, and the role of advisory committees in the regulatory process.
His current position with the Committee continues through June 2023.