Economist James Broughel joins Competitive Enterprise Institute as senior fellow

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The Competitive Enterprise Institute is pleased to welcome economist James Broughel as a Senior Fellow with a focus on innovation and dynamism. Dr. Broughel brings expertise in a core CEI focus: regulatory institutions and the impact of regulations on economic growth.

“The regulatory state in America threatens to overwhelm the everyday activity and opportunity of Americans in all walks of life. It is most dangerous and least accountable to those on the front line of regulatory implementation,” said CEI President Kent Lassman. “James Broughel brings insight, expertise, and commitment to helping CEI solve these problems and will immediately improve our analytical and educational programs.”

“I am delighted to join the policy team at the Competitive Enterprise Institute to help advance the cause of regulatory reform and human innovation and dynamism,” said Broughel.

Broughel comes to CEI from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, where he authored the book “Regulation and Economic Growth: Applying Economic Theory to Public Policy.” He is also a regular columnist at Forbes, where he writes on topics such as energy and cryptocurrency, and he has been published in many other outlets, such as the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post.

In addition to his popular writing, Broughel has published in academic journals, including Regulation & Governance, Contemporary Economic Policy, and the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy: Federalist Edition.

Broughel holds a PhD in economics from George Mason University and a BA and MA in economics from Hunter College of the City University of New York.