Our Staff

Steve Robinson
Steve Robinson
Chief Economist

Steve Robinson is the chief economist at the Concord Coalition, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to educating the public and finding common sense solutions to our nation’s fiscal policy challenges.

Prior to joining Concord, Mr. Robinson served over three decades as an advisor to senior administration officials and members of congress, including the Social Security Administration, the Joint Economic Committee, the Senate Finance Committee, and the House and Senate Budget Committees.  He played a key role in the development of the Social Security Protection Act of 2004, and Title III of the Senate immigration bill in 2006.  Robinson has conducted public policy seminars for the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University; and he was recognized by National Journal as one of “The Hill 100” key congressional staff for his work on Social Security.

Robinson is a graduate of the University of West Georgia, BA Mass Communications, and the University of London, MSc Finance and Economic Policy.

Recent Publications

The Biden Administration Takes Another Step Towards 'Free' College
November 03, 2022
This week the Department of Education issued regulations to provide additional debt relief to college students.[1] These regulations are the latest installment in the Biden Administration’s ongoing efforts to expand the universe of students who will not have to repay some or all the money they borrowed to attend college. These changes come on top of the previously announced $10,000 to $20,000 debt forgiveness, and the forthcoming changes to income-related repayment plans. The latest changes focus on five categories of students:
Social Security: A New Solution to an Old Problem
November 03, 2022
Introduction More than one-quarter of state and local government employees are exempt from Social Security because they participate in a pension plan that allegedly provides comparable retirement benefits.[1] Despite their exemption, most of these employees will become eligible for Social Security, either as the spouse of a covered worker or from working in covered employment before, during, or after their own non-covered employment.
The Social Security Un-Fairness Act?
October 07, 2022