Michael R. Strain is Director of Economic Policy Studies and Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. His research interests include labor economics, applied microeconomics, public finance, and social policy. His research has been published in peer-reviewed academic journals and in the policy journals Tax Notes and National Affairs, and he has edited two books on economics and economic policy. Dr. Strain also writes frequently for popular audiences. His essays and op-eds have been published by The New York Times, National Review, The Weekly Standard, The Atlantic, Forbes, Bloomberg View, and a variety of other outlets, and he is a regular contributor for The Washington Post. He is frequently interviewed by major media outlets and speaks often to a variety of audiences. Before joining AEI, he worked in the Center for Economic Studies at the U.S. Census Bureau and in the macroeconomics research group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Dr. Strain is a graduate of Marquette University, and holds an M.A. from New York University and a Ph.D. in economics from Cornell.