Yesim Yilmaz is the Director of Fiscal and Legislative Analysis at the Office of Revenue Analysis. Yilmaz leads the team that is responsible for the preparation of fiscal impact statements for proposed legislation, resolutions, and contracts.
Before joining the D.C. Government in 2006, Yilmaz worked at an internet start-up company as the Director of Business Studies and Operations. During this time, she also worked extensively on public finance and education finance issues, including projects for the Urban Institute’s Tax Policy Center, and the World Bank.
Yilmaz also taught economics at the undergraduate and graduate level. She writes and publishes frequently on local public finance and education finance issues. Yilmaz has a Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University, in Fairfax, VA, and a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from Bogazici University, in Istanbul, Turkey.