Jeffrey H. Anderson

Former Senior Fellow

At A Glance:

Biography

Before moving to Hudson, Anderson co-founded the 2017 Project with William Kristol and ran it as Executive Director throughout its nearly two-and-a-half-year run (from early 2013 through the summer of 2015). The 2017 Project advanced a well-received Main Street-oriented agenda, and its Winning Alternative to Obamacare (which nonpartisan scoring found would save $1.1 trillion over a decade and lead to 6 million more people having private health insurance than under current law) has formed the basis for the alternatives championed by Ed Gillespie in the Virginia Senate race, Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (and 79 cosponsors) in the House, and Scott Walker in the presidential campaign.

Anderson’s writings have been published by the Weekly Standard, National Review, National Affairs, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, Investor’s Business Daily, the Washington Times, the Claremont Review of Books, and Real Clear Politics.

From 2008-09, Anderson was the Senior Speechwriter for Secretary Mike Leavitt at the United States Department of Health and Human Services. From 2001-07, he was a professor of Political Science at the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he won the department’s highest honor for research and writing (the Coble Award, for “Learning from the Great Council of Revision Debate,” published by Notre Dame’s Review of Politics, Winter 2006) and was named the department’s “Outstanding Upper Division Instructor” for 2006-07, for his teaching on American government and political philosophy.

In 2001, Anderson received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California.

Anderson is co-creator, with Chris Hester, of the Anderson & Hester Rankings (1994-present), which were part of college football’s Bowl Championship Series throughout the BCS’s entire 16-year run (1998-2014).

Events
31
January 2017
Past Event
Economic Insecurity: American Wealth and the "Lost" Middle Class
Featured Speakers:
Jeffrey H. Anderson
John C. Weicher
Diana Furchtgott-Roth
31
January 2017
Past Event
Economic Insecurity: American Wealth and the "Lost" Middle Class

John C. Weicher, Diana Furchtgott-Roth, and Jeff Anderson discuss changes in the distribution of wealth in America over three decades.

Tuesday 12:00 - 2:00PM
Featured Speakers:
Jeffrey H. Anderson
John C. Weicher
Diana Furchtgott-Roth
25
May 2016
Past Event
Ten Guidelines for Real Health Care Reform
Featured Speakers:
Jeffrey H. Anderson
Chris Jacobs
Ramesh Ponnuru
25
May 2016
Past Event
Ten Guidelines for Real Health Care Reform

Jeffrey H. Anderson, Chris Jacobs, and Ramesh Ponnuru discuss health care policy alternatives for decreasing costs and expanding access to coverage.

Wednesday 12:00 - 1:30PM
Featured Speakers:
Jeffrey H. Anderson
Chris Jacobs
Ramesh Ponnuru
30
March 2016
Past Event
Meaningful Tax Reform: Is a "Main Street"-Focused Alternative the Best Path Forward?
Featured Speakers:
Kyle Pomerleau
Jeffrey H. Anderson
Alan D. Viard
Eric Toder
Henry Olsen
30
March 2016
Past Event
Meaningful Tax Reform: Is a "Main Street"-Focused Alternative the Best Path Forward?

Jeffrey H. Anderson, Kyle Pomerleau, Alan Viard, Eric Toder, and Henry Olsen discuss The Main Street Tax Plan and the best strategy for tax reform.

Wednesday 11:45 - 1:30PM
Featured Speakers:
Kyle Pomerleau
Jeffrey H. Anderson
Alan D. Viard
Eric Toder
Henry Olsen