James Carter, Adjunct Faculty

James Carter is Vice President of Government Affairs at Emerson, a diversified global manufacturing and technology company (Fortune #128) based in St. Louis, MO. Prior to joining Emerson, Mr. Carter served as Chief Economist and Senior Tax Advisor on the Republican staff of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee. This followed his tenure as Deputy Undersecretary for International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Labor from 2006 to 2007.

Before joining the Labor Department, Mr. Carter served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Coordination in the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Economic Policy. Mr. Carter previously served as Associate Director of the National Economic Council at the White House and as an economic and tax policy advisor to Senators John Ashcroft and Connie Mack. Earlier in his career, he served in the Clinton administration at the Office of Management and Budget. He holds degrees from George Mason University and Truman State University.

His recent articles include:

  • The Price – and the Paradox – of Prosperity, The Weekly Standard, June 7, 2016
  • Why Foreign Buyers Are Snapping Up U.S. Companies, The Wall Street Journal, with Ernest Christian, May 16, 2016
  • How to Advance Economic Freedom, The Hill, April 4, 2016
  • The Next President’s Fiscal Mess of an Inheritance, The Hill, March 11, 2016
  • Pathway to an Economic “Melt-Up”, The Hill, with Rep. Geoff Davis, December 16, 2015
  • Ways and Means Chair’s Call to Action on Taxes, The Hill, with Rep. Geoff Davis, December 2, 2015
  • Shrinking Tax Reform Will Shrink U.S. Tax Base, The Hill, with Rep. Geoff Davis, July 15, 2015
  • Tax Reform Is Getting on the “Right Track”, The Hill, with Rep. Geoff Davis, February 18, 2015
  • Congress Catches Up to 17th Century Science, The Hill, with Rep. Geoff Davis, January 14, 2015
  • First Extend Expiring Tax Breaks, Then Reform the Tax Code, Investor’s Business Daily, December 3, 2014
  • Pfizer-AstraZeneca Shows Us It’s High Time To Reform The Corporate Tax Code, Forbes, April 30, 2014
  • Sen. Wyden’s Problem, The Hill, March 20, 2014
  • Modeling Taxation and Growth to Assist the Tax Reform Effort, Tax Notes, December 9, 2013
  • Being No. 1 in Tax Rates, Regulations Isn’t Helping U.S. Economy, Roll Call, with Mieko Nakabayashi, October 4, 2013
  • End the Budget Brinksmanship, Politico, with Paul Weinstein, August 30, 2013
  • Our Children Will Thank Us For Locking In Today’s Rates, Investor’s Business Daily, with Todd Buchholz, July 31, 2013
  • America Goes It Alone on High Corporate Taxes, The Wall Street Journal, with Mieko Nakabayashi, July 19, 2013
James Carter