- Research Analyst
Jacob Feldman graduated from the University of Virginia in three years with a double major in economics and Jewish studies. In the summer of 2009 he worked at the Americans for Tax Reform as the Associate to the Tax Policy Director conducting research on the economic impact of health care tax initiatives. In 2011, he accepted Americans for Tax Reform's Thomas Jefferson Fellowship and returned to write "The Cost of Government Day Report" - a report examining the number of calendar days of national production required to pay off government spending and regulatory costs. In 2010, Jacob wrote briefs on the 2001 EGTRRA and 2003 EGTRRA tax cuts at the Heritage Foundation. Other occupation opportunities have included the Koch Summer Fellowship Program, a budget fellowship with Congressman Diane Black, the Miller Center for Public Affairs, and the Crystal Ball publication at Larry Sabato's Center for Politics.
During his time at Mercatus, Jacob has co-authored two papers with Jason Fichtner on federal tax reform and presented a paper on labor immigration at the 2011 Association for Private Enterprise Conference in the Bahamas. His work with the Regulatory Report Project afforded the opportunity to increase his knowledge of regulations and of using cost-benefit analysis in policy formation. His primary research interests include tax policy, budget issues, and regulatory policy.