Areas of Expertise

  • Exports
  • Globalization
  • Multinational Companies
  • Outsourcing
  • Productivity
  • Services

Senior Research Staff

J. Bradford Jensen

Author Bio

J. Bradford Jensen, senior fellow, is professor of economics and international business at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. He is also a senior policy scholar at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has been affiliated with the Peterson Institute for International Economics since 2003, serving as deputy director from 2003 to August 2007. Before joining the Institute, he served as director of the Center for Economic Studies at the US Census Bureau and on the faculty of the Heinz School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University.

Jensen pioneered the use of plant-level microdata to investigate the impact of trade on the US economy. His recent work examines the relationship between trade and firm performance and the impact of trade in services on the US economy. He is author of Global Trade in Services: Fear, Facts, and Offshoring (2011). His work has been published in the American Economic Review, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Harvard Business Review, the Journal of International Economics, and the Journal of Monetary Economics.

Jensen received his PhD in economics from Stanford University in 1993 and BA from Kalamazoo College.


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