J. Bradford Jensen

Professor of Economics and International Business at the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

J. Bradford Jensen is the McCrane/Shaker Chair in International Business at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, a nonresident Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, Senior Policy Scholar at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy, and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. 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) and a number of scholarly articles. His work has been published in variety of academic journals, including 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. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Jensen’s research has been cited in popular press publications including the Economist, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Fortune, and Business Week.

Prior to joining Georgetown in 2007, Jensen served as Deputy Director at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Jensen has also served as Director of the Center for Economic Studies at the U.S. Census Bureau, on the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University, and as a Visiting Professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Jensen received a Ph.D.in Economics from Stanford University and a B.A. from Kalamazoo College.

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