Matthew Jensen is a research associate for economic policy studies. He maintains an active research agenda focused on public finance and taxation, and he coordinates the ongoing development of AEI’s International Tax Database. Jensen has written for The Wall Street Journal, US News, and Tax Notes, among others, and he frequently appears on radio and television. Before joining AEI, he worked for a hedge fund in Minneapolis.
As the U.S. economy continues to sputter, American Enterprise Institute economists identify five areas that could heavily affect an American recovery in 2014: trade, the Federal Reserve, housing, taxes and the Internet.
Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office’s budget and economic outlook predicted that the federal government will end this fiscal year $845 billion in the red.But what is the real cost of continuing to accumulate debt?In a new article based on an American Enterprise Institute study,...
Over the past several decades, a new trade paradigm has arisen, one that deemphasizes domestic, vertically integrated firms competing in end products with similarly integrated firms from other nations. Instead, from automobiles to electronics, chemicals, and clothing, the production process has dispersed.
The macroeconomic consequences of the nation's debt have received significant study. Less attention has been paid to the debt's distributional impact. This article develops a measure of the burden of debt service across income groups and uses it to assess the distributional impact of current debt and projected debt accumulations.