Vice President of Research
Bill Peacock is the vice president of research at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. He has been with the Foundation since February 2005.
Peacock directs the research of the Foundation to ensure its accuracy, integrity, and application of free market principles to the issues facing Texas and the nation. His own research focuses on energy, economic freedom, property rights, and economic regulation—particularly on reducing the harmful effects of regulations on the economy, businesses, and consumers.
Peacock has extensive experience in Texas government and policy. Prior to joining the Foundation, Peacock served as the deputy commissioner for coastal resources for Commissioner Jerry Patterson at the Texas General Land Office. Prior to that, he was a legislative and media consultant, working with groups like Citizens for a Sound Economy and Putting Children First. He also served as the deputy assistant commissioner for intergovernmental affairs for Commissioner Rick Perry at the Texas Department of Agriculture and as a legislative aide to Rep. John Culberson in the Texas House. Peacock began his career in public policy as the public education and school finance analyst for the Texas Senate’s Committee on Education.
Peacock has an M.B.A. with an emphasis in public finance from the University of Houston and a B.A. in history from the University of Northern Colorado.
He lives with his wife, Kelly, and son, William, in Austin, Texas, where they attend Redeemer Presbyterian Church.
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