Matthew Raifman

Senior Implementation Advisor, GovEx, Johns Hopkins University
Matthew Raifman

Matt has addressed public policy challenges at the local, national, and international levels as an expert in energy and transportation. He is currently a Senior Advisor at the Center for Government Excellence (GovEx) at Johns Hopkins University, where he advises cities on implementing performance analytics and open data programs.
Most recently, he was a Science and Technology Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy, where he supported the Secretary and Deputy Secretary on energy issues for a portfolio of European countries. Matt got his start in government in the Office of Governor O’Malley in Maryland, where he covered transportation, business and economic development, and homeland security as part of the StateStat performance management team. He subsequently served as one of the founding members of the President’s Delivery Unit at the World Bank. He has also conducted economic and financial analysis of the transportation sector as an associate at the World Resources Institute and was a senior research assistant at the Brookings Institution in the Economic Studies Program, supporting research on public health and public policy using complex systems and agent-based models.
Matt received a Bachelors of Arts in Economics from Tufts University and a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

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