Public Policy Expertise 


Public policy making is about understanding the intentions of those who govern, distinguishing the goals they seek to reach, and predicting the possible obstacles they may face. As much an art as a science, public policy is not only about designing effective initiatives, it also about implementation, outcomes, and measuring for success. 

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The Congressional Research Service (CRS) works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for nearly a century.

 

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has 24/7 access to the nation's best thinking.


As an experienced public policy analyst and advisor, my work spans the UAE and USA.


In the UAE, I have been involved in conferences, training, and advocacy meetings for healthcare policy as well as teaching public finance and economics for Master's degree programs in public policy and public administration at Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government. Examples of policy analysis:

- Emiratisation labour policy

- Value Added Tax implementation

- Salik expansion

- Sustainable farming programs


In the USA, I was senior-level executive in policy advisory service to U.S. Congress using highly effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills and keen analysis backed by sound evidence-based research; demonstrating an ability to effectively and comfortably interact in government, corporate, political and/or educational institutions; serving an average of 20 to 30 consulting clients on public policy weekly for more than 10 years.


Specifically, served as a policy analyst, a manager, and a senior-level executive in the Government and Finance Division at the Congressional Research Service (CRS).  As a research manager, I was responsible for a team of economic analysts:

·        Leading, planning, organizing, and coordinating research projects related to public policy issues in economics; and ensuring public policy problems are appropriately conceptualized and defined;

·        Evaluating the written research and analysis of staff to meet quality standards, and;

·        Providing leadership to research staff including, work flow management, goal setting, mentorship and team leadership, and performance evaluation and other personnel management.

 

CRS Publications include:

 

Housing Tax Policy

Mortgage Revenue Bonds: Analysis of Current

   Legislative Proposals

Fundamental Tax Reform: Options for the

   Mortgage Interest Deduction

Analysis of the Proposed Tax Exclusion for

   Canceled Mortgage Debt Income

The Exclusion of Capital Gains for Owner-Occupied

   Housing

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit: A Framework

   for Evaluation

An Introduction to the Design of the Low-Income 

   Housing Tax Credit

 

Education Tax Policy

An Overview of Tax Benefits for Higher Education 

  Expenses

Higher Education Tax Credits: An Economic Analysis

 

Other Tax Policy

Charitable Contributions of Food Inventory:

   Proposals for Change

Tax Deductions and Benefits for Special Populations

Proposed Federal Income Tax Exclusion for Civilians

   Serving in Combat Zones

Federal Excise Tax on Tires: Where the Rubber

   Meets the Road

The Federal Excise Tax on Gasoline and the

   Highway Trust Fund: A Short History

Income Tax Relief in Times of Disaster

Federal Excise Taxes Imposed on Alcohol Products