Former Foundation Scholar
Nick Schulz served as the DeWitt Wallace Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) where he researched political economy and technology issues. He was also the editor-in-chief of The American, AEI’s influential online journal of ideas focusing on business, economics, and public affairs, as well as a scholar at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Schulz also served as a columnist for Forbes.com, where he wrote the Economics 2.0 feature examining technology-led economic growth, politics, and public policy.
Schulz is the co-author with Arnold Kling of From Poverty to Prosperity: Intangible Assets, Hidden Liabilities and the Lasting Triumph Over Scarcity (Encounter Books, 2009), an acclaimed book on modern economic growth and development. He is frequently invited to discuss the research and findings in the book at events in the United States and abroad.
During the mid-2000s, Schulz was the editorial director of TechCentralStation, a pathbreaking online think tank and magazine. Prior to that, he was the politics editor of Fox News online in New York, coordinating coverage of the 2000 election, postelection deadlock, and September 11 attacks. He was also the politics and opinions editor for Voter.com, a startup political website and portal.
In addition to his work in online media, Schulz was an award-winning television producer with multiple credits on PBS and elsewhere. He also produced or co-produced several documentaries, including The Stockholder Society, The First Measured Century, and Déjà vu All Over Again: The Life of Yogi Berra.
In the 1990s, Schulz served as a policy analyst and aide to former vice presidential candidate Jack Kemp and former Secretary of Education William J. Bennett. He was also a consultant to Platinum Technology, a major relational database management firm, and a consultant to the Software Publishers Association.
Schulz has been a media fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and is on the board of advisors of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s survey of economic bloggers.
Schulz continues to publish widely in many major newspapers and magazines around the country, including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and Slate. He and his wife and three children live in suburban Washington, D.C.