Aparna Mathur is a resident scholar in economic policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute. She received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2005. At AEI, her research has focused on income inequality and mobility, tax policy, labor markets and small businesses. She has published in several top scholarly journals, testified several times before Congress and published numerous articles in the popular press on issues of policy relevance. Her work has been cited in academic journals as well as in leading news magazines such as the Economist, the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and Businessweek. Government organizations such as the Congressional Research Service and the Congressional Budget Office have also cited her work in their reports to Congress. She has been an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s School Of Public Policy and has taught economics at the University of Maryland.
Lecturer, AEI Summer Institute, July 2013
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Tax Politics and Policy, January-May 2011, Georgetown University
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Public Finance, January-May 2010, Georgetown University
Research Fellow, American Enterprise Institute, January 2006-December 2009
Consultant, The World Bank, August 2001-December 2001
Instructor, Intermediate Microeconomic Theory, Spring 2001-Spring 2005
Instructor, Principles of Microeconomics, Summer 2004, Summer 2002
Teaching Assistant, Principles of Microeconomics, Fall 1999-Fall 2000
Research Assistant, Tata Energy Research Institute, New Delhi, Summer 1998
Ph. D., Economics, University of Maryland at College Park, 2005
M.A., Economics, University of Maryland at College Park 2001
M.A., Economics, Delhi School of Economics, May 1999
B. A., Hindu College, Delhi University (India), May 1996
Economic mobility refers to the ability of an individual or a family to improve their economic status, either within a lifetime or across generations. It is a reflection of economic opportunities available to parents and their children as they attempt to move up the income ladder. ...
"Poverty in America" is a compilation of AEI scholars’ thinking on why fighting for the poor is a moral imperative; what demands special attention in the debate; and which policy proposals could enable the labor market, social safety net, and broader society to provide low-income Americans a better shot at success.
The Great Recession has been particularly hard on older workers. Therefore, the government must intervene with carefully crafted policy to level the playing field for older workers. Job-placement services, employee-based subsidies, and start-up subsidies are the most promising options to help the older long-term unemployed find jobs.