Dr. Aparna Mathur is a resident scholar in economic policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, where she researches tax policy, income inequality and mobility, and labor markets, and small businesses. She also directs the AEI-Brookings Project on Paid Family and Medical Leave.
The holder of a Ph.D. and an M.A. in economics from the University of Maryland, College Park, Dr. Mathur also has an M.A. in economics from the Delhi School of Economics. Before joining AEI, Dr. Mathur taught economics at the University of Maryland and was an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s School of Public Policy.
Dr. Mathur has been published in several top scholarly journals and in the popular press on issues of policy relevance. Her work has been cited in academic journals and leading news outlets such as Bloomberg Businessweek, Financial Times, The Economist, and The Wall Street Journal. She has also testified several times before Congress, and government organizations such as the Congressional Research Service and the Congressional Budget Office have cited her work in their own reports to Congress. She recently advised Ivanka Trump on family leave policy.
The lecture is co-sponsored by the FAU Seminar on International Taxation and the German-American Institute and is supported by the U.S. Embassy in Berlin.