Stephen D. Eide is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute's Center for State and Local Leadership. He edits, a project of the Manhattan Institute, and is also a contributor to the site.

His work focuses on public administration, public finance, political theory and urban policy. His writings have been published in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, the Orange County Register, the New York Post, the journal Interpretation and City Journal.

He was previously a senior research associate at the Worcester Regional Research Bureau and holds a Ph.D. in political philosophy from Boston College.