James D. Agresti is the president and cofounder of Just Facts, a think tank dedicated to publishing rigorously documented facts about public policy issues.
He has two decades of experience in public policy research and analysis, and his work has been cited by a broad range of media outlets, academic publications, and scholars. A brief sampling includes CBS, PBS, Investor’s Business Daily, Yahoo News, Vanderbilt University, the University of Texas at Austin, multiple Ph.D. economists and scientists, Encyclopædia Britannica, Elsevier Health Sciences, the International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Applied Research, the Oklahoma Department of Labor, and the education ministry of Northern Ireland.
Agresti holds a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Brown University, and he previously worked as a designer of jet aircraft engines, a technical sales professional, and chief engineer of a firm that customizes helicopters. This background in the physical sciences allows him to bring practical, empirically-grounded approaches into the often capricious world of public policy. He is also the author of Rational Conclusions, a meticulously researched and scholarly acclaimed book evidencing factual support for the Bible across a broad array of academic disciplines.
Television: Agresti has appeared on the WBRZ Morning Show (ABC), The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson (Fox News), WAFB’s 9 New This Morning (CBS), Michelle Malkin Investigates (CRTV), Varney & Co. (Fox Business), Tipping Point with Liz Wheeler (One America News), and the 700 Club (CBN).
Radio: He has been a guest on the Jim Engster Show (NPR), the George Jarkesy Show (nationally syndicated), It’s a New Day (WFYL), Everyday Heroes (Wall Street Business Network), the Exceptional Conservative Show (WNJC), the Rod Arquette Show (KNRS), the Rob Schilling Show (WINA), and numerous other programs.
Print: Jim has authored op-eds that have been published by the Wall Street Journal, the Daily Caller, Gale Cengage Learning, the Foundation for Economic Education, the Washington Examiner, Life News, the Reason Foundation, the Jefferson Policy Journal, Crisis Magazine, TheBlaze, and many other publications.
Speaking Engagements: He has spoken in numerous venues and has been the keynote speaker for events at Brown University, Morris County College, varied churches, and the Manhattan Libertarian Party.
Agresti has conducted extensive research on the following issues and is able to share his knowledge with diverse audiences ranging from elementary school students to policy analysts.
Jim Agresti is married to an amazing woman and has two wonderful children. He is also very grateful to have a tremendous extended family and loyal friends, some for more than 40 years.
Jim was an avid wrestler in high school and was the President of Delta Tau Delta fraternity at Brown University.
He enjoys good food, motorcycling, working out, and coaching wrestling.
In recent years, Jim has been the head chef for an annual dinner with over 100 people in attendance, including celebrity chefs and top executives from one of the world’s largest corporations. Legend has it that Jim bribed his wife to marry him by cooking her his homemade cavatelli.
Jim finds a way to relate most things to Seinfeld, and he insists that several events in his life inspired some of the plotlines on the show.