Joseph E. Stiglitz is a Senior Fellow and Chief Economist at the Roosevelt Institute, University Professor at Columbia University in New York, and chair of Columbia University's Committee on Global Thought. He is also the co-founder and executive director of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia. In 2001, he won the Nobel Prize in economics for his analyses of markets with asymmetric information, and he was a lead author of the 1995 Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.
Stiglitz was a member of the Council of Economic Advisers from 1993-95, during the Clinton administration, and its chairman from 1995-97. He was chief economist and senior vice-president of the World Bank from 1997-2000. In 2008, he was appointed by French President Nicolas Sarkozy to chair a Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Economic Progress. Stiglitz helped create a new branch of economics, "The Economics of Information," exploring the consequences of information asymmetries and pioneering concepts including adverse selection and moral hazard, which have now become standard tools of theorists and policy analysts. His work has helped explain the circumstances in which markets do not work well and how selective government intervention can improve their performance. Follow him on @JosephEStiglitz
Mike Konczal is a Fellow with the Roosevelt Institute, where he works on financial reform, unemployment, inequality, and a progressive vision of the economy. His blog, Rortybomb, was named one of the 25 Best Financial Blogs by Time Magazine. His writing has appeared in the Boston Review, The American Prospect, the Washington Monthly, The Nation, Slate, and Dissent, and he's appeared on PBS NewsHour, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show, CNN, Marketplace, and more. Follow him @rortybomb.
Nell Abernathy is a Program Manager for the Roosevelt Institute where she focuses on U.S. economic issues, including ﬁnancial regulation, ﬁscal policy, and innovation. In previous policy roles, she worked at the Clinton Global Initiative as working group manager for the advanced manufacturing portfolio, and at the Corporation for National and Community Service as deputy project director of the White House-led United We Serve campaign.
Abernathy worked as an economics reporter in emerging markets including Nigeria, Ghana, Turkey, China and Abu Dhabi. She spent four years working in Democratic politics on political campaigns and in government for President Barack Obama, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and Los Angeles City Councilwoman Wendy Greuel. She holds an MA in International Finance and Economic Policy from Columbia University, and a BA from Brown University. Follow her @nellabernathy.
Adam Hersh is Senior Economist at the Roosevelt Institute, where he works closely with Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow and Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz to examine the causes of growing economic inequality and potential policy solutions. He is also a Visiting Fellow at Columbia University's Institute for Policy Dialogue. Previously, he was a Senior Economist at the Center for American Progress.
Hersh's expertise includes the effect of inequality on economic growth, the U.S. and Chinese economies, and global economic governance. He publishes and is cited regularly in both academic and popular venues, and is a frequent commentator on economics and policy issues for a wide range of media outlets, including NPR, CNBC, BBC, and Al Jazeera. He also regularly advises U.S. and international policymakers. He travels frequently to Asia and has been a guest lecturer at dozens of universities in China as well as a visiting scholar at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.
Prior to his time at CAP, Hersh taught macroeconomics and monetary and financial economics, and worked with the Asian Development Bank, the Political Economy Research Institute, the Center for Economic and Policy Research, and the Economic Policy Institute. He earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a B.A. in international political economy at the University of Puget Sound. Follow him at @adamshersh
Susan Holmberg is a fellow and the Director of Research at the Roosevelt Institute, where, in addition to managing the production of the Institute’s papers, she researches and writes about corporate reform, economics education, and community-based economic organizations, particularly cooperatives.
Susan holds a Ph.D. in Economics from UMass, Amherst, the premier center for research and teaching in heterodox economics. Prior to coming to the Roosevelt Institute, Susan worked with Econ4 and the Center for Popular Economics, organizations that both work to foster economic literacy in the civic space and reform economics education in the classroom. She spent three years at the Political Economy Research Institute, the organization that famously debunked the Rogoff/Reinhart “Growth in the Time of Debt” paper. She also spent two years as a Research Analyst and Community Organizer at the Center for Rural Studies in Vermont where she started the town of Alburg’s first farmers market.
In the fall of 2007, Susan was working at the UN Economic Commission for Africa and visited the coffee cooperative featured in the documentary film Black Gold. Inspired by their ingenuity and success, Susan focused her dissertation research on the cooperative resurgence in Ethiopia, more than 20 years after the government had decimated the country’s languishing cooperatives of the Derg regime. Susan is now using that knowledge to work with the Roosevelt Institute’s Rethinking Communities Initiative to develop educational resources on cooperatives and community development.
Susan lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Tom Hilbink, and their children. Follow Susan on Twitter @SusanRHolmberg.