Michael Strain

Michael Strain is the John G. Searle Scholar and director of economic policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). He oversees the institute’s work in economic policy, financial markets, health care policy, and related areas. Mr. Strain’s own research focuses on labor economics, public finance, and social policy, and his papers have been published in peer-reviewed academic journals and policy journals such as Tax Notes and National Affairs. He was a member of the AEI-Brookings Working Group on Poverty and Opportunity. Mr. Strain’s essays and op-eds have been published by The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Atlantic, among others. He is regularly interviewed by news networks including CNBC and NPR. Mr. Strain earned a bachelor’s degree from Marquette University, a master’s degree from New York University, and a doctorate from Cornell University.