Ms. Darcy A. Olsen

Posted in: Education/School Choice/Multiculturalism, Health Care/Workers' Compensation, Society/Family/Community/Religion

Entitlements Policy Analyst , Cato Institute
1000 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington DC
Work Fax: Out of Area
Home: Out of Area


Current duties include researching, writing and speaking on domestic policy issues including child care, Social Security and early education.
Initiates research projects with outside scholars, edits papers and books, and trains and supervises new analysts.
Worked as a transitional house manager and drug counselor for the Coalition for the Homeless in Washington, D.C.

Academic Background

B.S.: School of Foreign Service, Georgetown Univ. (Internatiomal Affairs).
Certificat D'√Čtudes Politiques (CEP): L'Institut D'√Čtudes Politiques, Aix-en-Provence, France.
M.A.: New York University (International Education).

Publications or Presentations

"Universal Preschool Is No Golden Ticket: Why Government Should Not Enter the Preschool Business," Cato Institute Policy Analysis, Feb. 9, 1999.
"Greater Financial Security for Women with Personal Retirement Accounts," Cato Institute Briefing Paper, No. 38, Jul. 20, 1998.
"The Advancing Nanny State: Why Government Should Stay out of Child Care," Cato Institute Policy Analysis, Oct. 23, 1997.

Issue Specialities

Children's issues, Social Security privatization, women's rights, preschool, child care, Head Start, retirement, gender gap, medical savings accounts (MSAs), welfare, entitlements, education.

Calvert Index

Education/School Choice/Multiculturalism
Health Care/Workers' Compensation