J. Bradford Jensen


McCrane/Shaker Chair in International Business


MSB Faculty
General profile



+1 202-687-3767


329 Hariri Building


J. Bradford Jensen is a professor of international business and economics at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Jensen’s work focuses on the relationship between international trade and investment and firm performance. His recent work examines the relationship between increasing import competition on U.S. manufacturers and the impact of trade in services on the U.S. economy. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. His work has been published in scholarly journals including the American Economic Review, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Monetary Economics, and Harvard Business Review. Jensen’s research has been cited in popular press publications including the Economist, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Fortune, and Business Week.

Prior to joining Georgetown in 2007, Jensen served as deputy director at the Peterson Institute. Jensen has also served as director of the Center for Economic Studies at the U.S. Census Bureau, on the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University, and as a visiting professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Jensen received his Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University and B.A. from Kalamazoo College.


Download cv.pdf


  • Ph.D. (1993) Stanford University, Economics
  • B.A. (1985) Kalamazoo College, Economics and Mathematics