Amanda Briggs is a research associate in the Income and Benefits Policy Center at the Urban Institute, where her research focuses primarily on workforce development policy analysis and program evaluation. She comanaged the Welfare Rules Database project, a longitudinal database of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families data.
Before joining Urban, Briggs was a graduate research assistant at the Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources, where her research focused on education and training programs that serve economically disadvantaged populations.
Briggs received her bachelor's degree in political communication from Louisiana State University, as a graduate of the Honors College. She earned a master’s in public affairs with a specialization in social and economic policy from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.