Daniel Takash is the regulatory policy fellow at the Niskanen Center. He researches regulatory policies on occupational licensing, financialization, land use regulation and zoning, intellectual property, and other topics related to regressive rent-seeking. His main focus is on the problems created by intellectual property with respect to inequality, inefficiency, private property rights, and free speech.
Prior to joining Niskanen, Takash was a policy analyst for Reason Foundation’s Pension Integrity Project, where he worked on issues related to public employee pension and retirement benefit reforms. His work has been published in The Hill, Morning Consult, The Baltimore Sun, and watchdog.org. He has co-authored reports on Connecticut, Lincoln, Omaha, and Austin’s public employee pension systems.
Takash graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a B.S. in Applied Mathematics & Statistics and Political Science. His last name rhymes with “brackish.”