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Jon Ratner

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*Jonathan Ratner* is a senior economist at Westat, an employee-owned research firm in Rockville, Maryland. Previously, he was an Assistant Director at the Government Accountability Office (GAO), a congressional agency, and an assistant professor at Welles

Jonathan Ratner is a senior economist at Westat, an employee-owned research firm in Rockville, Maryland. Previously, he was an Assistant Director at the Government Accountability Office (GAO), a congressional agency, and an assistant professor at Wellesley College and the State University of New York at Albany. He also served on detail from GAO as a staff member for the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. His academic publications address topics in health economics, macroeconomics, defense economics, and forecasting. He is the author or co-author of numerous GAO reports on health economics and policy. He has testified at congressional hearings and appeared on NBC Nightly News. His email is jonratner@westat.com.