Abby M. McCloskey is the program director of economic policy at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) where she disseminates the work of AEI’s economic policy team. McCloskey also studies and writes about various financial services and economic mobility policy issues.

Immediately before joining AEI, McCloskey was director of research at the Financial Services Roundtable where she worked on financial regulatory reform, including Dodd-Frank and Basel III. McCloskey has also worked for US Senator Richard Shelby, and for the Mercatus Center as a Charles Koch Institute associate. While at Mercatus, she created and hosted a video series on financial markets issues.

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  • Director of Research, Financial Services Roundtable, 2010–12
  • Legislative Correspondent, Office of Senator Richard Shelby, 2009–10
  • Koch Associate, Charles Koch Institute and Financial Markets Working Group, Mercatus Center, 2008–09


B.A., economics, Wheaton College

M.S., applied economics, Johns Hopkins University, August 2014