Brookings Institution

John Hudak

Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

John Hudak is a Fellow in Governance Studies and Managing Editor of FixGov Blog at the Brookings Institution. He researches and writes extensively on presidential power, legislative-executive relations, implementation, and marijuana policy.

His work on marijuana policy examines state-level implementation of both medical and recreational cannabis, as well as state-federal relations. He also examines questions of the interaction of politics and marijuana policy at both state and federal levels. His work has been featured in major outlets including Washington Post, CNN, USA Today, New York Times, Newsweek, CBS News, Christian Science Monitor, and WebMD, among others. In summer 2014 he penned a widely cited report on recreational marijuana implementation entitled, “Colorado’s Rollout of Legal Marijuana is Succeeding.”

John is the author of the recent book Presidential Pork: White House Influence over the Distribution of Federal Grants (2014). He holds a B.A. in political science and economics from the University of Connecticut and an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Vanderbilt University.

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