James C. Capretta

Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center and Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

James Capretta is a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and a Visiting Fellow
at the American Enterprise Institute. He studies and provides commentary on a wide
range of public policy and economic issues, with a focus on healthcare and entitlement
reform, as well as fiscal policy. He is a leading advocate for market-based reforms of U.S.

Mr. Capretta served for nearly sixteen years in senior positions in the executive and legislative
branches of the federal government. From 2001 to 2004, he served as an associate
director at the White House Office of Management and Budget, where he had lead responsibility
for Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, education, and welfare programs. Earlier,
he spent a decade at the Senate Budget Committee as a senior analyst for healthcare and
entitlement policy.

Mr. Capretta’s articles and essays have appeared in a large number of prominent print and
online publications, including the Wall Street Journal and Politico. He has been asked to
provide expert testimony at congressional hearings and appears regularly as a commentator
on television and radio programs.