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Alison Fraser

Charles Koch Institute
Managing Director of Research and Policy

As Managing Director of Research and Policy, Alison Acosta Fraser oversees the Charles Koch Institute’s research on a variety of critical issues including economic freedom, fiscal policy, criminal justice and policing reform, cronyism and technology and innovation.  

Prior to joining CKI in early 2014, Fraser served as Director of the Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies at the Heritage Foundation where she managed research on a wide range of domestic economic issues. Under Fraser's leadership, Heritage’s research helped define and communicate the long-term fiscal threats from spending and taxes. Fraser was coauthor of the Heritage budget plan “Saving the American Dream,” and a member of the right-left Fiscal Wake-Up Tour, designed to educate Americans about the nation's poor financial condition.

Fraser has appeared on CNBC, CNN, FOX and MSNBC, Bloomberg, PBS and the BBC. Her commentaries have appeared in USA Today, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Philadelphia Inquirer, National Review Online, The Washington Times and The Daily Oklahoman.