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Salim Furth, Ph.D.

  • Senior Policy Analyst, Macroeconomics
The Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity at The Heritage Foundation

Salim Furth, Ph.D. researches and explains how public policy affects economic growth as senior policy analyst in macroeconomics at The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Data Analysis. His policy research emphasizes the roles of entrepreneurship and incentives in the U.S. economy, while his academic research focuses on volatility in the developing world.

Before joining Heritage in 2012, Furth was a visiting assistant professor of economics at Amherst College and a visiting research scholar at Northeastern University.

Heritage created the Center for Data Analysis in 1997 to provide the public policy community with state-of-the-art modeling, database products and research assistance. Furth is part of a team that maintains scores of databases to support strategic research; provides confidential reviews of legislation for members of Congress and the White House; and supplies data and analysis for news organizations.

Furth completed graduate studies at the University of Rochester, where he received a doctorate in economics with concentrations in macroeconomics and international economics. He also holds a master of arts degree in economics from the University of Rochester and a bachelor of science in economics and international affairs from Northeastern University.

Furth, who grew up in Boston, lived overseas for two years. He currently resides with his wife Katrina, a neuroscientist, in Washington, D.C.

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