Max B. Sawicky is a retired economist for the Federal government, specializing in state and local finance. He earned a doctorate in economics at the University of Maryland/College Park, and a B.A. in English Literature at Rutgers University. He has taught at the University of Maryland. He has previously worked at the Economic Policy Institute, the U.S. Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, and the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He is married and lives in Lovettsville, Virginia. He has published three books, numerous papers, and numerous op-eds. His online writing can be found here.

Sawicky was born in 1949 and grew up in New Jersey. He lived in Maryland from 1980 to 2017. Since then he has lived in Lovettsville, Virginia.