Jamie Bryan Hall is a senior policy analyst in the Center for Data Analysis at The Heritage Foundation, where he takes a highly quantitative approach to research on a variety of issues in support of the Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity. He has frequently written on the importance of skills-based immigration, with an emphasis on the interaction between our immigration and welfare systems. His research has also exposed exaggerations in poverty statistics, taxpayer-subsidized excesses in the higher education system, and misleading information from abortion providers.
Before joining Heritage in 2014, Hall spent eight years in the private sector, primarily developing models to forecast sales for electric cooperatives under various public policy, technology, economic, and weather scenarios. He testified before and prepared testimony for state and federal energy regulators on subjects including the benefits of electricity markets and the harm caused to consumers by overly-burdensome environmental regulations. He also consulted on quantitative topics for clients in health care, agriculture, and the government.
He previously served four years as an analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency. He completed temporary assignments to the staff of the Council of Economic Advisers and the National Security Council during the George W. Bush administration. He was a member of the team that negotiated summit documents and prepared the President for the 2003 G8 Summit in Evian, France.
Hall earned a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics, focusing on economics, and master's degree in statistics, both from Harvard University in 2002. During college, he interned with the Republican Party of Kentucky, U.S. Senators Mitch McConnell and Jim Bunning, and The Heritage Foundation.
He and his wife, Olivia, a native of South Korea who has become a U.S. citizen, reside in Northern Virginia with their three sons.