Event Virtual

Readers’ Roundtable: How to “Build American” Right

Thursday February 2024
Stephen Miran
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Mounting geopolitical tensions have made reindustrialization more of a national security issue. The current administration’s approach of subsidizing unprofitable sectors and hampering the supply-side makes it more expensive to build in the U.S. and weakens national security. What would be the free-market solution to these problems? To learn about how aggressive supply-side reforms can address these issues, the Adam Smith Society held a virtual discussion with Manhattan Institute fellow Stephen Miran on his recent piece, “How to ‘Build American’ Right.”

The Adam Smith Society Readers’ Roundtable is a virtual quarterly reading club that provides members an opportunity to dive deeper into some of today’s most insightful and influential works on free market ideas and public policy. Complimentary access to reading materials is guaranteed for supporting member of the Adam Smith Society. To support the Adam Smith Society’s work and mission, you can learn more about how to do so HERE.


Stephen Miran Adjunct Fellow

Stephen Miran is an adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute and works at the intersection of economic policy and investing. Previously, Miran was senior advisor for economic policy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he assisted with fiscal support to the economy during the pandemic recession. During his time with Treasury, Miran contributed to the implementation and evaluation of several CARES Act programs. He also contributed to the analysis and formulation of economic support programs, negotiations with Congress, the economic outlook, and appropriate policy. Prior to Treasury, he was portfolio manager at Sovarnum Capital and an economist at Fidelity Investments.

Miran’s academic work on fiscal policy has been published in the American Economic Journal, and his opinion writing on fiscal policy, monetary policy, economics, and markets has been published in the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Bloomberg, National Review, and elsewhere. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University, where he was a student of Marty Feldstein. He received a B.A. from Boston University, where he studied economics, philosophy, and mathematics.