Michael Ettlinger

Rudman Center Faculty Fellow
Carsey School of Public Policy Faculty
Phone: (603) 862-2821
Office: Carsey School of Public Policy, Huddleston Hall Rm G05, Durham, NH 03824

Michael Ettlinger is the founding director of the Carsey School of Public Policy. Michael joined Carsey in July 2014 and is responsible for overseeing the growth of the existing research and outreach program and developing new academic programs. He also is an Affiliate Professor of Law at the University of New Hampshire's School of Law and a Faculty Fellow at the Law School’s Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership, and Public Policy.

Prior to joining Carsey, Michael was at several Washington, D.C. think-tanks working on both federal and state economic and fiscal policy. He most recently was the Senior Director for the Fiscal and Economic Policy Portfolio at the Pew Charitable Trusts. Prior to that, he was the Vice President for Economic Policy at the Center for American Progress and held positions with the Economic Policy Institute and the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and a Juris Doctor from American University.


  • J.D., American University
  • B.S.E.E., Electrical&Electronic Eng. Tec, Cornell University

Courses Taught

  • PPOL 902: Strategy & Practice Pub Policy
  • PPOL 950: Washington DC Colloquium
  • PPOL 990: Policy Capstone Planning
  • PPOL 997: Advanced Spec Top/Tax Policy