J. Bradford Jensen

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Senior Policy Scholar 

Ph.D., Economics, Stanford University

Research Interests

  • International Trade and Investment
  • Trade in Services
  • Globalization of Innovation


Brad Jensen is McCrane/Shaker Chair of International Business at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, a nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Jensen currently serves as director of the Izmirlian Program in Business and Global Affairs.

Jensen pioneered the use of plant-level microdata to investigate the impact of international trade and investment on the U.S. economy. He is author of Global Trade in Services: Fear, Facts, and Offshoring and a number of highly cited scholarly articles. Jensen’s work on trade in services was referenced in the United States Trade Representative’s letter to Congress announcing the Administration’s intention to enter into negotiations for the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). His research has been cited in the Economic Report of the President and popular press publications including the Economist, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Fortune, and Businessweek. Jensen’s research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Prior to joining Georgetown, Jensen served as deputy director at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Jensen 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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