President & Senior Fellow
Matt Warner is president and senior fellow of Atlas Network. Under the direction of the CEO, he is responsible for strategy, programming, and personnel management. Matt also leads the development of a research agenda to further demonstrate the invaluable role of think tanks in achieving freedom around the world. Matt writes, speaks, and consults internationally on the topics of economics, institution building, nonprofit management, measurement, and impact philanthropy. Matt coined the term "the outsider's dilemma" to describe the challenge of helping low-income countries develop without inadvertently and perversely getting in the way of their most viable paths to prosperity. His work has appeared in Cato Journal, Forbes, Harvard's Education Next, Real Clear Markets, Foundation for Economic Education, EconTalk, and Washington Times, among others. Prior to joining Atlas Network in 2010, Matt served in various policy leadership positions at nonprofit think tanks with a focus on energy, education, and property rights. Matt has a master's degree in economics from George Mason University and is certified by Georgetown University in organizational development consulting.
Matt and his wife Chrissy, an attorney, live in Vienna, Virginia with their four children.
- Development Economics and the Outsider's Dilemma, Cato Daily Podcast, March 23, 2019
- The Green New Deal's Simple Mistake, RealClearMarkets, February 20, 2019
- Can Think Tanks Succeed Where Foreign Aid Has Failed?, Fee.org, January 22, 2019
- Simeon Djankov and Matt Warner on the Doing Business report and Development Aid, EconTalk, November 27, 2017
- Cut Foreign Aid to Help the World's Poor, CapX, Oct. 5, 2017
- Is Development Aid the New Colonialism? Fee.org, Sept. 28, 2017
- Book Review: Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis, Cato Journal, Winter 2016
- Millennials Want Work with Purpose, Washington Times, Dec. 25, 2014
- Ideas Matter, Morning Talk, South Africa FM, March 18, 2014 (segment begins at 5:42)
- Competitiveness, Not Stimulus, Key to Europe's Recovery, Forbes.com, Oct. 28, 2013
- Money Myth in Education, Washington Times, Jan. 1, 2007