Vance Ginn, Ph.D., is the Chief Economist at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, and is the Policy Director for the Foundation’s Alliance for Opportunity campaign, which is a multi-state poverty relief initiative. Vance has appeared on several leading national and state news shows. His commentaries have been published in The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, Washington Post, National Review, Forbes, The Washington Examiner, The Washington Times, The Hill, Real Clear Policy, The Federalist, and other national and state publications.

Vance’s work at the Foundation includes producing high-quality research with free-market reforms on multiple policy areas and works with other state think tanks on conservative budgeting approaches, which he has been honored with multiple awards for these efforts. Before joining the Foundation, Vance served as the Associate Director for Economic Policy of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) at the Executive Office of the President from 2019 to 2020. In this capacity, he advised the OMB’s director on economic and fiscal policy matters. Prior to working at the White House, Vance worked at the Foundation and fought for and won many free-market reforms to let people prosper during multiple legislative sessions. Before these endeavors, he taught multiple economic courses at Sam Houston State University and at Texas Tech University, where he won a teaching award.

Vance earned his doctorate in economics and a BBA in economics and accounting from Texas Tech University. He graduated from home school in South Houston, Texas. He resides in Round Rock, Texas with his wife and two sons and is a drummer who played for a top rock band.