After VP Debate AEI scholars provide comments and reactions

After Biden and Ryan squared off last night, the following AEI scholars and experts are available for comment and reaction on the topics of politics and public opinion, economy and taxes, healthcare policy (including Medicaid/Medicare), foreign policy/defense, and education:

Politics and public opinion:

Karlyn Bowman ([email protected]): public opinion, polling
Michael Barone ([email protected]): political commentary

Economy and taxes:

Alex Brill ([email protected]): tax policy
Andrew Biggs ([email protected]): pensions, Social Security, retirement issues
Alan Viard ([email protected]): tax policy
Alex Pollock ([email protected]): banking, housing (Fannie and Freddie)
Matt Jensen ([email protected]): tax policy

Healthcare policy and Medicaid/Medicare:

Jim Capretta ([email protected]) – former OMB health policy official
Thomas Miller ([email protected]) – former Joint Economic Committee Senior Health Economist

Foreign policy and defense:

Danielle Pletka ([email protected]): Middle East (Iran, Libya, Egypt, Syria), foreign policy
Mackenzie Eaglen ([email protected]): Defense budget, effects of sequestration

Education: K-12 and higher education:

Frederick (Rick) Hess ([email protected])
Andrew Kelly ([email protected])

Please contact [email protected] (202.862.5823) if you need further assistance.

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