Lee Friedman is an economist interested in expanding the usefulness of applied microeconomics to the analysis of policy. His substantive policy research areas include criminal justice, public employment, energy, and school finance. His work analyzes how information affects the rationality of individual, organizational, and policy choices. His professional activities include evaluation of an experimental public employment program (for Vera Institute of Justice), school finance alternatives (for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), regulatory alternatives for the California Public Utilities Commission, involvement in the preparation of testimony before the U.S. Supreme Court on capital punishment (for the NAACP), modeling energy consumption (for the California State Energy Commission), and service on research or review panels of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Science Foundation. Friedman has served as editor of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, and as president of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management. His most recent book is The Microeconomics of Public Policy Analysis.