J. Bradford Jensen
Dr. Jensen is a Professor of International Business and Economics at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Jensen pioneered the use of plant-level microdata to investigate the impact of international trade and investment on the economy. His recent work examines the relationship between trade and firm performance and the impact of trade in services on the economy. His work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and published in scholarly journals including the American Economic Review, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Monetary Economics, and Harvard Business Review. Jensen’s research has been cited in popular press publications including the Economist, 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. 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 his Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University and B.A. from Kalamazoo College.
- Ambassador Kirk announces intent to negotiate new trade agreement focusing on services, January 18, 2013
- Jensen trade in services research featured on VOX, November 26, 2012
- Jensen participating in Techonomy conference November 11-13, November 8, 2012
- Jensen participates in U.S. trade policy panel at the Peterson Institute, June 20, 2012
- Jensen opinion on services sector featured in the Washington Post, February 24, 2012
- Jensen quoted in FT article about US manufacturing jobs, January 19, 2012
- Jensen among business leaders at Obama’s “Insourcing American Jobs”, January 13, 2012
- Jensen discusses what trade in services can do for the economy, December 7, 2011
- Jensen to speak at trade in services event November 29th, November 27, 2011
- Jensen’s new book featured in WSJ, November 15, 2011
- Jensen: given the right policy environment, trade in services could lead economic recovery, November 1, 2011
- Jensen publishes book on global services trade, September 15, 2011
- Global Trade in Services: Fear, Facts, and Offshoring, a book published September 2011
- Wholesalers and Retailers in U.S. Trade, a paper by Andrew Bernard, J. Bradford Jensen, Stephen J. Redding, and Peter K. Schott in American Economic Review (2010)
- Jensen testifies at the U.S. International Trade Commission, December 2010
- Jensen speaks on Brookings Institute panel, July 2010
- Intra-Firm Trade and Product Contractibility, co-authored with Andrew B. Bernard, Stephen J. Redding, and Peter K. Schott – May 2010 (an academic paper)
- The Margins of US Trade, co-authored with Andrew B. Bernard, Stephen J. Redding, and Peter K. Schott – May 2010 (an academic paper)
- J. Bradford Jensen discusses trade, exports on NPR - April 2010
- Globalization and Business Services: A Growth Opportunity?, November 2009 (an economic policy vignette)
- Measuring the Impact of Trade in Services: Prospects and Challenges, prepared for the “Measurement Issues Arising from the Growth of Globalization” Conference held Nov 6-7, 2009 in Washington DC. (an academic paper)
- J. Bradford Jensen interviewed on To the Point - October 2009
- Evaluating Estimates of Materials Offshoring from U.S. Manufacturing, with Robert C. Feenstra – October 2009
- “Fear” and Offshoring: The Scope and Potential Impact of Imports and Exports of Services, with Lori G. Kletzer – January 2008 (Academic Paper)
- The Margins of US Trade, with Andrew B. Bernard, Stephen J. Redding, and Peter K. Schott – January 2009 (Academic Paper)