Jacob Fishbeck manages the research portfolio at Pacific Legal Foundation, collaborating across teams to ensure that research products are accurate, timely, and impactful. A longtime libertarian, he is excited about the power of PLF’s research to influence public policy over the long term while helping individuals protect their rights in the present.
Previously, Jacob worked at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, first as an editor in the publications department and then as a manager of the monetary policy and financial regulation programs. There he worked to promote sound monetary policy, banking stability, and the rule of law. Before that, Jacob worked at Strata, a research organization in Logan, Utah, that focused on energy, environmental, and public land use issues. There he coauthored research reports on renewable energy mandates and on environmental quality, and his writing has appeared in outlets such as Inside Sources, Morning Consult, and The Hill.
Jacob is originally from Minnesota and holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. When not working, he enjoys woodworking, reading, and hiking.