- Former Research Assistant
Jack Salmon was a research assistant at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. His research focuses on the US economy, federal budget, higher education, and institutions and economic growth. His research and commentary have been featured in a variety of outlets, including The Hill, the American Institute for Economic Research, Foundation for Economic Education, and CapX.
Prior to joining Mercatus, Jack interned at the Cato Institute supporting the work of Mark Calabria and Lydia Mashburn at the Center for Financial and Monetary Alternatives. Jack received his MA in Political Economy from King’s College London in 2015 and is currently pursuing an MPP at George Mason University.
Publications & Appearances
Interest Rates and the Fallacy of Historical Trends | Discourse
Declining Fiscal Multipliers and Inflationary Risks in the Shadow of Public Debt
As in every economic crisis, fiscal stimulus discussions became more prominent during the pandemic-induced downturn of 2020
The Inflation Reduction Act Is All Smoke and Mirrors | Discourse
Reforming Optional Practical Training (OPT) to Enhance Technological Progress and Innovation
A bill introduced in the US House of Representatives seeks to terminate the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program, which
Inflation in Times of High Debt
A growing number of economists hold the view that the US government’s growing debt is nothing to worry about. They believe this