Aparna Mathur is a resident scholar in economic policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute. She received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2005. At AEI, her research has focused on income inequality and mobility, tax policy, labor markets and small businesses. She has published in several top scholarly journals, testified several times before Congress and published numerous articles in the popular press on issues of policy relevance. Her work has been cited in academic journals as well as in leading news magazines such as the Economist, the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and Businessweek. Government organizations such as the Congressional Research Service and the Congressional Budget Office have also cited her work in their reports to Congress. She has been an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s School Of Public Policy and has taught economics at the University of Maryland.


  • Lecturer, AEI Summer Institute, July 2013
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Tax Politics and Policy, January-May 2011, Georgetown University
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Public Finance, January-May 2010, Georgetown University
  • Research Fellow, American Enterprise Institute, January 2006-December 2009
  • Consultant, The World Bank, August 2001-December 2001
  • Instructor, Intermediate Microeconomic Theory, Spring 2001-Spring 2005
  • Instructor, Principles of Microeconomics, Summer 2004, Summer 2002
  • Teaching Assistant, Principles of Microeconomics, Fall 1999-Fall 2000
  • Research Assistant, Tata Energy Research Institute, New Delhi, Summer 1998


Ph. D., Economics, University of Maryland at College Park, 2005
M.A., Economics, University of Maryland at College Park 2001
M.A., Economics, Delhi School of Economics, May 1999
B. A., Hindu College, Delhi University (India), May 1996