Senior Research Analyst, Center for Municipal Finance

About Maxwell Schmidt

Max Schmidt is a Senior Research Analyst at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. At Harris, he provides policy and legal analysis for the Center on Municipal Finance. Schmidt works with students and faculty to develop real-world applicable research regarding a range of financial issues facing state and local governments.

Prior to coming to the University of Chicago, Schmidt worked for a number of government offices including the City of Chicago Office of the Mayor, the Ohio Senate and the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. His work has focused on issues regarding municipal and state tax law, the legislative process and administrative law, economic development, affordable housing, and education. Schmidt has also provided legal representation for both public and private clients, primarily focused on employment, housing, and administrative disputes.

Schmidt received his JD from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, as well as an MA from the Ohio State University Glenn College of Public Policy. Before entering a career in law and policy, Schmidt worked in child development and education, serving with a number of nonprofit entities throughout Chicago and Cleveland, Ohio.