Matt Blackbourn is Pioneer’s Research and Operations Associate. He has led research projects for the Institute’s Center for Better Government, Center for Economic Opportunity and Health Care Initiative. He has published reports on a broad range of state and national policy subjects, including health care cost inflation, child and family services, MBTA reform and regulatory approaches to the sharing economy. He also assists with managing the organization’s crowdsourcing initiative, the Better Government Competition.

Matt holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Philosophy from Tulane University in New Orleans, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated summa cum laude.

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