Michael Sargent


Michael Sargent is a Research Associate in the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation. His research analyzes trends in federal spending, transportation and infrastructure, the federal budget and appropriations processes, and the national debt. He also examines Internet regulation and the preservation of a free and dynamic Internet.

Sargent is a regular contributor to The Heritage Foundation’s news platform, the Daily Signal. His work has also been featured in national outlets such as The Hill, Fox News, and Real Clear Policy. Sargent also authors and contributes research to Heritage’s institutional policy papers, including Issue Briefs and Backgrounders. Some of his signature products include the annual Federal Budget in Pictures, a visual chart book that dissects and depicts trends in fiscal policy, as well as All About the Moneya guide to the effects of federal spending and national debt for Millennials.

Prior to his current role, Sargent was an intern in the Roe Institute at Heritage, focusing on budgetary issues and entitlements. Before joining Heritage, he served as an intern in the finance office of a presidential campaign in New York, NY.

Sargent is a graduate of Davidson College in Davidson, NC, where he earned a B.A. in History with a minor in Economics. His senior thesis examined Andrew Jackson’s 1828 bid for the presidency in southern Louisiana.

A native of Bronxville, NY, Sargent currently resides in the District of Columbia

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