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Anne DeCecco
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Anne DeCecco

Senior Research and Policy Development Associate


Anne DeCecco is a Senior Research and Policy Development Associate at the ILR School’s Center for Applied Research on Work (CAROW). She earned a Master of Public Policy from Duke University and a B.A. in Spanish and International Relations from Smith College. Anne has worked in government and the nonprofit sector conducting and managing research, policy analysis, program evaluation, and government performance auditing. Her work has spanned various social and labor policy issues.

Most recently Anne was the Director of Keystone Scholars, a universal, statewide, at-birth Children’s Savings Account program administered by the Pennsylvania Treasury Department. She worked to bring the program to scale from a pilot, managing research and analysis, establishing a monitoring and evaluation framework, and ensuring the implementation of best practices. As part of this role, she built community partnerships and led initiatives to direct additional targeted deposits into the accounts of low-income children. At Pennsylvania Treasury Anne also served as subject matter expert on financial empowerment and inclusion efforts and worked as a policy analyst examining issues of public pensions, retirement security, baby bonds, responsible investing, and state-level earned income tax credits, among others.

Prior to Pennsylvania Treasury, Anne consulted as a Research Analyst for the Keystone Research Center where she contributed to efforts resulting in expanded eligibility among Pennsylvanian workers to receive overtime pay. While there, she also analyzed the potential effects of an increased minimum wage on child poverty. Anne previously served as an Evaluator at the Office of Inspector General for the City of New Orleans, where she examined public water quality, efforts to improve the juvenile justice system, and other issues related to government accountability.


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