Capital Policy Analytics is a consultancy that provides economic analysis to businesses both in the U.S. and abroad regarding how government policies affect markets and the broader economy.

We offer three services that we believe cannot be found together anywhere else:

• An innate knowledge of Congress and the Administration, the issues before them, and the constraints that they operate under.
• The ability to write clearly and succinctly, in a way that will grab and keep the attention of harried Congressional staffers and Administration officials.
• A large network of affiliated scholars that together have an expertise that cuts across all aspects of economic policy.


The Team


IKE BRANNON – Ike Brannon is the President of Capital Policy Analytics. He is currently a visiting Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute specializing in fiscal policy, tax reform, and regulatory issues and the head of the Savings and Retirement Foundation and the Prosperity Caucus. Ike was previously a senior fellow at the George W. Bush Institute and before that was director of economic policy for the American Action Forum. Prior to that he spent nearly a decade in government, serving as the chief economist for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, chief economist for the Republican Policy Committee, senior adviser for tax policy at the U.S. Treasury, principal economic adviser for Senator Orrin Hatch on the Senate Finance Committee, Chief Economist for the Joint Economic Committee, and a senior economist for the Office of Management and Budget. He was also chief economist for the John McCain campaign in 2008 as well as an associate professor of economics at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh.

Ike has a Ph.D. in economics from Indiana University and a B.A. in math, Spanish, and economics from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois.


LOGAN ALBRIGHT – Logan Albright is the Director of Fiscal Research for Capital Policy Analytics. He received his M.A. in Economics from Georgia State University and a B.A. from Oberlin College. He was previously a research analyst for Freedomworks and the American Action Forum in Washington, DC. He has been published by The Weekly Standard, Real Clear Policy, The Daily Caller, Doublethink Magazine, Red State and the George W. Bush Presidential Center. He is a contributing editor to the Von Mises Institute and a scholar at the Savings and Retirement Foundation.


MELANIE MICKELSON-GRAHAM – Melanie Mickelson-Graham is director of energy policy for Capital Policy Analytics. She previously worked as a Presidential Management Fellow at the Department of Energy, supporting bilateral policy negotiations between the U.S. and East Asian countries. While at the Department of Energy, she was detailed to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee for Asia, Pacific, and the Global Environment. Prior to the Department of Energy, Melanie worked on matters relating to China for The Cohen Group, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, and the Department of Defense. She has an M.A. with distinction in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University, and a B.S. in economics and Chinese from Brigham Young University.


TOM CAPONE – Tom Capone is an associate with the Savings and Retirement Foundation as well as an analyst for Capital Policy Analytics. His past experience includes working for Congressman Kevin Brady, chairman of the Joint Economic Committee, and formerly as a researcher with the Center for Data Analysis at the Heritage Foundation. He has a B.A. in public policy from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.



JARED WHITLEY – Jared Whitley is a senior communications consultant at CPA. A seasoned comms professional with experience in both traditional and new media, Jared has worked in the US Senate, the White House, and the private sector. He got his start in newspapers (when such a thing still existed) and has also worked on myriad campaigns, including as a professional volunteer at the 2012 convention in Tampa. Policy interests include national security, energy, and trade.