Adam N. Michel focuses on tax policy and the federal budget as a Senior Policy Analyst in the Grover M. Hermann Center for the Federal Budget at The Heritage Foundation. His research focuses on how taxes impact the well-being and opportunity of Americans.

Michel is published and quoted in outlets such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Politico, US News and World Report, and The Hill. He has also joined Fox News, CNN, Fox Business, and CNBC to discuss taxes and the economy. Prior to joining Heritage he was a Program Manager for the Spending and Budget Initiative at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, where he worked on a broad range of topics relating to federal fiscal policy.

Michel received his PhD in economics from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA and a BA in politics from Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA.

Originally from northern California, Michel enjoys rock climbing, skiing, and cooking in his spare time.