Our Scholars

AEI scholars are committed to making the intellectual, moral, and practical case for expanding freedom, increasing individual opportunity, and strengthening the free enterprise system in America and around the world. Our work explores ideas that further these goals, and AEI scholars take part in this pursuit with academic freedom. AEI operates independently of any political party and has no institutional positions. Our scholars’ conclusions are fueled by rigorous, data-driven research and broad-ranging evidence.

Find a scholar by policy area:

Wilson H. Taylor Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy

Joseph Antos

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Resident Scholar; Director, Russian Studies

Leon Aron

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Visiting Fellow

Kirsten Axelsen

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Visiting Fellow

John P. Bailey

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Resident Scholar

Claude Barfield

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Visiting Scholar

Robert J. Barro

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Visiting Scholar

Roger Bate

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Jeane Kirkpatrick Visiting Scholar

Michael Beckley

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Visiting Scholar

Eric J. Belasco

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Resident Scholar

Andrew G. Biggs

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Director, Asian Studies; Resident Fellow

Dan Blumenthal

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Resident Scholar

Hal Brands

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Resident Fellow

Alex Brill

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President Emeritus

Arthur C. Brooks

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Visiting Scholar

Richard Burkhauser

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Resident Fellow; Milton Friedman Chair

James C. Capretta

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Visiting Fellow

Timothy P. Carney

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Visiting Fellow

Jay Cost

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Resident Fellow

Jason D. Delisle

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President, American Enterprise Institute; Morgridge Scholar

Robert Doar

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Resident Fellow, Defense and National Security

Giselle Donnelly

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Visiting Scholar

Colin Dueck

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Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy

Nicholas Eberstadt

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Visiting Scholar

Jeffrey Eisenach

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Visiting Fellow

Joseph B. Fuller

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Research Fellow

Scott Ganz

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Visiting Scholar

R. Richard Geddes

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Visiting Scholar

Joseph W. Glauber

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Fellow and Asness Chair in Applied Liberty

Jonah Goldberg

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Visiting Scholar

Barry K. Goodwin

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Resident Fellow

Scott Gottlieb

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Visiting Scholar

Phil Gramm

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Visiting Fellow

Jim Harper

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Resident Scholar; Director, Education Policy Studies

Frederick M. Hess

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John H. Makin Visiting Scholar

R. Glenn Hubbard

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Research Fellow in Economic Policy Studies

Benedic N. Ippolito

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Visiting Scholar

Mark Jamison

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Director, Open Source Policy Center

Matt Jensen

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Resident Scholar; Director, Critical Threats Project

Frederick W. Kagan

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Emeritus Scholar

Leon R. Kass

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Resident Scholar

Paul H. Kupiec

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Resident Fellow

Desmond Lachman

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Visiting Scholar

Roslyn Layton

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Visiting Fellow

John W. Lettieri

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Resident Scholar; Director, Social, Cultural, and Constitutional Studies; Editor in Chief, National Affairs

Yuval Levin

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Visiting Fellow

Daniel Lyons

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Resident Scholar; Deputy Director, Education Policy Studies

Nat Malkus

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Resident Scholar

Aparna Mathur

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AEI Jeane Kirkpatrick Fellow

John Maurer

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Visiting Scholar

Rachel M. McCleary

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Visiting Scholar

Bruce D. Meyer

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Resident Fellow

Thomas P. Miller

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F. A. Hayek Chair in Cultural Studies

Charles Murray

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State Farm James Q. Wilson Scholar; Senior Adviser, AEI Housing Center

Stephen D. Oliner

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Visiting Scholar

Ed Olsen

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Resident Fellow

Brent Orrell

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Scholar

Mark J. Perry

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Director of Research, AEI Housing Center

Tobias Peter

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Editor, AEIdeas; DeWitt Wallace Fellow

James Pethokoukis

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Resident Fellow; Director, AEI Housing Center

Edward J. Pinto

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Senior Vice President, Foreign and Defense Policy Studies

Danielle Pletka

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Research Fellow, Poverty Studies

Angela Rachidi

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Adjunct Scholar

Vincent R. Reinhart

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Visiting Fellow, Domestic Policy Studies

Ian Rowe

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Distinguished Visiting Fellow in the Practice of Public Policy

Paul Ryan

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Resident Scholar

Sally Satel

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Resident Fellow

Naomi Schaefer Riley

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Visiting Scholar

Diana Schaub

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Resident Scholar in Strategic Studies and American Institutions

Gary J. Schmitt

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Visiting Scholar

Neena Shenai

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Visiting Scholar

Sita Nataraj Slavov

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Visiting Scholar; Director, Agriculture Studies

Vincent H. Smith

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Resident Scholar

Katharine B. Stevens

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Director, Economic Policy Studies; John G. Searle Scholar

Michael R. Strain

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Director, Domestic Policy Studies

Ryan Streeter

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Visiting Senior Fellow

Jim Talent

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Visiting Fellow

Shane Tews

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Gerald R. Ford Visiting Fellow

Sean Trende

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Visiting Fellow

J. D. Vance

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Resident Scholar

Stan Veuger

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Resident Scholar

Alan D. Viard

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Senior Fellow; Arthur F. Burns Fellow in Financial Policy Studies

Peter J. Wallison

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Resident Fellow in Poverty Studies

Matt Weidinger

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Visiting Scholar

W. Bradford Wilcox

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Visiting Fellow

Di Xu

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Visiting Scholar

John Yoo

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Resident Fellow; Critical Threats Project Adviser

Katherine Zimmerman

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Resident Scholar

Benjamin Zycher

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