Josh Barro is the Walter B. Wriston Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, focusing on state and local fiscal issues. He is the co-author of the Empire Center for New York State Policy's "Blueprint for a Better Budget". His recent work has included studies on public employee pensions and on property-tax reform.
Barro is a frequent television, radio, and print commentator on fiscal and economic issues. He writes bi-weekly on fiscal issues for RealClearMarkets.com, is a regular contributor on National Review Online and has also written for publications including the New York Post, the New York Daily News, the Washington Examiner, National Review, and City Journal. Prior to joining the Manhattan Institute, Barro served as a staff economist at the Tax Foundation, and worked as a commercial real estate finance analyst for Wells Fargo Bank. Barro holds a B.A. from Harvard College.