Professor J. Bradford Jensen meets with President Obama

January 17, 2012 Jensen-meets-Obama

On Wednesday, January 11, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business Professor J. Bradford Jensen met with President Obama and Vice President Biden during the “Insourcing American Jobs” forum at the White House. Professor Jensen, corporate executives from a range of companies,  members of the Cabinet, and other Senior Administration Officials, discussed the increasing trend of insourcing and ways to encourage companies across the country to insource American jobs to help rebuild the economy.

“While it is good news that American manufacturing is adding jobs, I fear the focus on manufacturing leads policy makers to overlook the potential from trade in services” said Professor Jensen -- highlighting a key theme from his book – when reached after the event.

Given the  interest by economists in the policy community and within the Administration and media attention  surrounding his recent book entitled, Global Trade in Services: Fear, Facts, and Offshoring, Professor Jensen was invited to address the issues of global trade in services, offshoring and the U.S. economy.

Over the next few weeks, the President will introduce ways to encourage American companies to increase investments at home as well as new tax proposals that would reward companies for bringing jobs back to the United States while eliminating tax advantages for companies moving jobs overseas.