Michael R. Strain, Ph.D.
Director Of Economic Policy Studies And Arthur F. Burns Scholar In Political Economy
American Enterprise Institute
Michael R. Strain is Director of Economic Policy Studies and Arthur F. Burns Scholar in Political Economy at the American Enterprise Institute. He is the author of the recently published book, “The American Dream Is Not Dead: (But Populism Could Kill It),” which examines longer-term economic outcomes for workers and households. An economist, his research has been published in academic journals and in policy journals, and he has edited three books on economics and public policy. Dr. Strain also writes frequently for popular audiences. His essays and op-eds have been published by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Washington Post, among others. He is a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion. He is frequently interviewed by major media outlets, speaks often to a variety of audiences, and has testified before Congress. Before joining AEI, he worked at the U.S. Census Bureau and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He holds a Ph.D. from Cornell.