The following economists and other experts were interviewed for this article

Bruce Bartlett, former domestic-policy aide to President Ronald Reagan
Dean Baker, a left-of-center economist with the Center for Economic and Policy Research
Gary Burtless, Brookings Institution economist
Chris Edwards, director of tax policy studies at the Cato Institute
Steven Fazzari, Washington University economist
Jason Furman, chairman of Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers
Edward Glaeser, Harvard University economist
Jed Kolko, chief economist at Indeed
Chris Lafakis, director at Moody's Analytics
Daniel Mitchell, senior fellow at the Cato Institute
Peter Mueser, economist at the University of Missouri
Roger Noll, economist at Stanford University
Eric Rauchway, University of California-Davis historian who specializes in the Great Depression and the intersection of presidential power and the economy
Harvey Rosen, Princeton University economist who served in economic roles in both Bush administrations
Tara Sinclair, George Washington University economist
Christian Weller, economist at the University of Massachusetts-Boston
Lawrence White, professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business
Andrew Zimbalist, economist at Smith College