Jim Pethokoukis

Jim Pethokoukis

Formal First Name
James (Jim)

James Pethokoukis is a Columnist, Economic Policy Analyst, and Dewitt Wallace Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a public policy think tank headquartered in Washington, DC. He also writes and edits the AEIdeas blog and hosts the “Political Economy with James Pethokoukis.” In addition, Pethokoukis writes a weekly column for The Week and serves as an official contributor to CNBC.

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Academic History


  • Pethokoukis has written for many publications, including Commentary, Investor’s Business Daily, National Review, The New York Times, USA Today, Washington Examiner, and The Weekly Standard. 
  • His numerous broadcast appearances include CNN, Fox Business Network, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, and PBS.


  • Pethokoukis is a 2002 “Jeopardy!” champion.