AEIOpeners: Stan Veuger's reading list

An economist by training, Stan A. Veuger specializes in the intersection of economic and political behavior, public finance, banking and macroeconomic policy. In particular, he has researched voter behavior, political activism, banking supervision and the impact of economic policy uncertainty. At AEI, Veuger is concentrating on the political and policy impact of the Tea Party movement, on the relationship between job losses and economic policy uncertainty and on online financial transaction fraud.

"The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature," C.S. Lewis, 1964

An excellent introduction to both medieval thought and to medieval literature that presents the synthesis of the ideas of classical antiquity and newly arrived Christianity that formed the core of the medieval worldview.

"What It Takes," Richard Ben Cramer, 1992

A fascinating account of the 1988 presidential campaign, featuring a highly entertaining appearance by Joe Biden, homeowner.

"El Pozo (The Well)," Juan Carlos Onetti, 1939

Coined the first modern Latin American novel by Maria Vargas Llosa, this metafictive portrayal of isolation and misery presents the struggle its protagonist faces in narrating his story and embracing his narrative. It serves as a good stand-alone first taste of Onetti’s work, most of the rest of which is heavily and intricately interconnected and, as a consequence, somewhat less readily accessible (yet awesome!).

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  • Stan Veuger is a resident scholar at AEI.  His academic research focuses on political economy, and has been published in The Quarterly Journal of Economics. He writes frequently for popular audiences on a variety of topics, including health and tax policy. He is a regular contributor to The Hill, The National Interest, U.S. News & World Report, and AEIdeas, AEI’s policy blog. Before joining AEI, Dr. Veuger was a teaching fellow at Harvard University and Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He is a board member of the Netherland-American Foundation in Washington and at The Bulwark, a quarterly public policy journal, and was a National Review Institute Washington Fellow. He is a graduate of Utrecht University and Erasmus University Rotterdam, and holds an M.Sc. in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, as well as A.M. and Ph.D. degrees, also in Economics, from Harvard University. His academic research website can be found here.


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