Jacqueline Varas

Director of Immigration and Trade Policy

Jacqueline Varas is the Director of Immigration and Trade Policy at the American Action Forum.

Biography

Jacqueline’s research focuses on the economic and employment implications of both immigration and trade, including the costs of tariffs and non-tariff barriers, the economic contributions of foreign-born workers, and the fiscal implications of the DACA program. Her work also examines the general impacts of immigration and trade on businesses, workersproductivity, consumer prices, and the macroeconomy.   

Jacqueline’s work has been highlighted in The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, CNBC, Washington PostWashington Examiner, Bloomberg, National Review, and other outlets. She earned a Master of Science in Applied Economics at Johns Hopkins University. Previously, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Florida.  


Education

MS
Johns Hopkins University

BS
University of Florida

BA
University of Florida


Education

MS
Johns Hopkins University

BS
University of Florida

BA
University of Florida