Evonomics Contributors

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avatar for Adam Bear, David RandAdam Bear, David Rand

Adam Bear is a Ph.D. student in Psychology at Yale. His main research focuses on the relationship between conscious and unconscious processes in the mind. David Rand is an assistant professor of Psychology, Economics, and Management at Yale University, and director of Yale's Human Cooperation Laboratory. Twitter: @David_G_Rand

avatar for Adam GrantAdam Grant

Adam M. Grant is a Professor of Management at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and the author of Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success. Twitter: @AdamMGrant

avatar for Adam M. FinkelAdam M. Finkel

Adam M. Finkel is the Executive Director of the Penn Program on Regulation and a senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Finkel is also a professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

avatar for Alan HonickAlan Honick

Alan Honick is a documentary filmmaker and journalist whose past work has focused primarily on the biological, social, and economic interrelationships between humans and the natural world. Twitter: @AlanHonick

Avatar photoAlan Kirman

Alan Kirman is professor emeritus of Economics at the University of Aix-Marseille III and at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and is a member of the Institut Universitaire de France. His Ph.D. is from Princeton and he has been professor of economics at Johns Hopkins University, the Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Warwick University, and the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

avatar for Alistair Thorpe, Rick O’GormanAlistair Thorpe, Rick O’Gorman

Alistair Thorpe is a doctoral student in the psychology department at the University of Essex with a broad interest in decision making and the behavioural sciences. Rick O’Gorman is a lecturer and the Employability Development Director for the Department of Psychology at the University of Essex.

avatar for Amir SufiAmir Sufi

Amir Sufi is Bruce Lindsay Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Chicago Booth. Amir is a co-author of House of Debt. Twitter: @profsufi

Avatar photoAmitai Etzioni

Amitai Etzioni is Professor of International Relations, George Washington University. He is the Director of the Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies. From 1987-1989, he served as the Thomas Henry Carroll Ford Foundation Professor at the Harvard Business School.

avatar for Amna SilimAmna Silim

Amna worked at the Government Office for Science on the global food and farming futures project and previously worked at the World Agroforestry Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. Amna holds an MSc in economics and development economics from the University of Nottingham and a BSc
from the University of Western Ontario, Canada.

Avatar photoAnat Admati

Anat R. Admati is the George G.C. Parker Professor of Finance and Economics at Stanford University Graduate School of Business (GSB), a Director of the GSB Corporations and Society Initiative, and a senior fellow at Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. She has written extensively on information dissemination in financial markets, portfolio management, financial contracting, corporate governance and banking. Admati’s current research, teaching and advocacy focus on the complex interactions between business, law, and policy with focus on governance and accountability.

avatar for Andrew J HoffmanAndrew J Hoffman

Holcim (US) Professor at the Ross School of Business and Education Director at the Graham Sustainability Institute, University of Michigan. Twitter: @HoffmanAndy

avatar for Andrew LoAndrew Lo

Andrew W. Lo is the Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor, a Professor of Finance, and the Director of the Laboratory for Financial Engineering at the MIT Sloan School of Management. His new book is Adaptive Markets: Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought.

Avatar photoAndrew Yang

Andrew Yang is an American entrepreneur, the Founder of Venture for America, and a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate. He has worked in startups and early stage growth companies as a founder or executive for nearly two decades. He is a graduate of Columbia Law School and Brown University. Twitter: @andrewyang2020

Avatar photoAngus Deaton

Sir Angus Stewart Deaton FBA is a British-American economist and academic. Deaton is currently a Senior Scholar and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs Emeritus at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Economics Department at Princeton University. Twitter: @DeatonAngus

avatar for Anthony PattAnthony Patt

Anthony Patt is Professor of Climate Policy at ETH Zurich, the author of Transforming Energy: Solving Climate Change with Technology Policy (Cambridge Univ. Press 2015), and a Coordinating Lead Author for Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Avatar photoBlair Fix

Blair is a political economist based in Toronto. He researches how energy use and income inequality relate to social hierarchy. His first book, Rethinking Economic Growth Theory From a Biophysical Perspective, was published in 2015. Twitter: @blair_fix

avatar for Boyd CohenBoyd Cohen

Boyd Cohen has a Ph.D. in Strategy and Entrepreneurship from the University of Colorado. For 15 years he has been teaching, researching and participating in sustainable entrepreneurship activities around the globe. He has started a handful of sustainable ventures in green building, green IT and more recently, carbon origination. He is a regular contributor to Fast Company and Shareable. Twitter: @boydcohen

avatar for Brad VoracekBrad Voracek

Brad Voracek studied Applied Mathematics in Economics and Computer Science at UC Berkeley, and received a master's in Economic Theory and Policy from the Levy Institute at Bard College. He writes at The Minksys. Twitter @bradvoracek

Avatar photoBranko Milanović

Branko Milanović is author of The Haves and the Have-Nots: A Brief and Idiosyncratic History of Global Inequality(2010, Basic Books). He was formerly lead economist in the World Bank's research department and currently is visiting presidential professor at City University of New York Graduate Center and an affiliated senior scholar at the Luxembourg Income Study. Twitter: @BrankoMilan

avatar for Brian R. SpisakBrian R. Spisak

Brian R. Spisak is assistant professor of organizational psychology at VU University Amsterdam

Avatar photoBrink Lindsey

Brink Lindsey is a vice president at the Niskanen Center, where his research focuses on policy responses to slow growth and high inequality. He has written on a wide range of topics, including trade policy, globalization, American social and cultural history, and the nature of human capital.

Avatar photoBruce Bartlett

Bruce Bartlett is a former Treasury Department economist and the author of Reaganomics: Supply-Side Economics in Action and Impostor: How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy. He writes a weekly column for Forbes.com. Twitter: @BruceBartlett.

avatar for Bryan Callen, Hunter MaatsBryan Callen, Hunter Maats

Co-hosts of the Bryan Callen Show. Follow them on Twitter: @BryanCallen @HunterMaats

Avatar photoCameron K. Murray

Cameron K. Murray is an economist who specializes in environmental economics, regulation, rent-seeking, corruption, and property markets. Twitter: @DrCameronMurray

avatar for César A. HidalgoCésar A. Hidalgo

César A. Hidalgo leads the Macro Connections group at The MIT Media Lab and is also an Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT.

avatar for Charlie YoungCharlie Young

Charlie Young has been active in numerous climate change campaigns and after working at the New Economics Foundation shifted his focus to working on and writing about new economics and systems theory.

avatar for Chris CookChris Cook

Chris Cook is former compliance and market supervision director of the International Petroleum Exchange. Twitter: @cjenscook

avatar for Chris DillowChris Dillow

Chris Dillow is an economics writer at Investors Chronicle. He blogs at Stumbling and Mumbling, and is the author of New Labour and the End of Politics. . Twitter: @CJFDillow

avatar for Christopher BoehmChristopher Boehm

Christopher Boehm is Professor of Biological Sciences & Anthropology and Director of the Goodall Research Center at the University of Southern California. He is a cultural anthropologist with a subspecialty in primatology, who researches conflict resolution, altruism, moral origins, and feuding and warfare.

avatar for Christopher BuccafuscoChristopher Buccafusco

Christopher Buccafusco is a professor of law at Cardozo School of Law and co-author of Happiness and the Law. Twitter: @cjbuccafusco. Christopher Jon Sprigman is a professor at New York University School of Law, co-director of the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy.

avatar for Christopher KrupenyeChristopher Krupenye

Christopher Krupenye is a PhD candidate in Evolutionary Anthropology, Duke University

avatar for Chuck CollinsChuck Collins

Chuck Collins is a researcher, campaigner, storyteller, and writer based at the Institute for Policy Studies where he co-edits Inequality.org. He has written extensively on wealth inequality in previous books like 99 to 1, Wealth and Our Commonwealth (with Bill Gates Sr.), and Economic Apartheid In America as well as in The Nation, The American Prospect, and numerous other magazines and news outlets. Twitter: @Chuck99to1

avatar for Connair Russell, Michael MuthukrishnaConnair Russell, Michael Muthukrishna

Connair Russell is a MSc Social and Cultural Psychology student at the London School of Economics. Michael Muthukrishna is Assistant Professor of Economic Psychology at the London School of Economics. Twitter: @mmuthukrishna

avatar for Daniel HruschkaDaniel Hruschka

Daniel Hruschka is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Arizona State University. He studies culture change and the relationship between culture and behavior.

Avatar photoDaniel Nettle

Daniel Nettle is Professor of Behavioural Science at Newcastle University. His varied research career has spanned a number of topics, from the behaviour of starlings to the origins of social inequality in human societies. His research is highly interdisciplinary and sits at the boundaries of the social, psychological and biological sciences.

avatar for Dániel OláhDániel Oláh

Dániel is a macroeconomic analyst at the Ministry for National Economy, Forecasting and Modelling Unit. He received his master's degree in economics from Central European University.

Avatar photoDarrick Hamilton and Kyle Strickland

Darrick Hamilton is a professor of economics and urban policy at The New School in New York. Twitter: @DarrickHamilton.
Kyle Strickland is the Senior Legal Analyst at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity. Twitter: @kstrickland_

avatar for David AlexanderDavid Alexander

David Alexander is the federal managing director at Barton Deakin. He previously served as a senior adviser in the government of Australian prime minister John Howard. David is also a keen writer on economic and policy matters, having contributed to major Australian newspapers, Quadrant magazine, Policy magazine, the Spectator, and Conservative Home (in the United Kingdom).

avatar for David BerrebyDavid Berreby

David Berreby is the author of "Us and Them: The Science of Identity." He has written about human behavior and other science topics for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Slate, Smithsonian, The New Republic, Nature, Discover, Vogue and many other publications. Twitter: @davidberreby

Avatar photoDavid Bollier

 David Bollier is Director of the Reinventing the Commons Program at the Schumacher Center for a New Economics, and author of  Think Like a Commoner and co-editor of Patterns of Commoning. He blogs at Bollier.org.

avatar for David BrinDavid Brin

David Brin is an astrophysicist whose international best-selling novels include The Postman, Earth, and recently Existence. His nonfiction book about the information age - The Transparent Society - won the Freedom of Speech Award of the American Library Association. davidbrin.com

Avatar photoDavid Colander, Roland Kupers

David Colander is professor of economics at Middlebury College. Roland Kupers is an associate fellow in the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford. Both are authors of Complexity and the Art of Public Policy.

avatar for David F. RuccioDavid F. Ruccio

Dr. David F. Ruccio is Professor of Economics at the University of Notre Dame, where he has taught since 1982. He is also a member of the Higgins Labor Studies Program and the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. He has won the Kaneb Teaching Award, the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and an American Association of University Professors Academic Freedom Award.

avatar for David GraeberDavid Graeber

David Graeber is a Professor of Anthropology at the London School of Economics. He is the author of The Utopia of Rules, and Debt: The First 5,000 Years. Twitter: @davidgraeber

avatar for David Heinemeier HanssonDavid Heinemeier Hansson

David is the creator of Ruby on Rails, Founder & CTO at Basecamp (formerly 37signals), NYT Best-selling author of REWORK and REMOTE, and Le Mans class-winning racing driver. Twitter: @dhh

avatar for David OrrellDavid Orrell

David Orrell is an applied mathematician and author of popular science books. He studied mathematics at the University of Alberta, and obtained his doctorate from Oxford University on the prediction of nonlinear systems. His latest book is Quantum Economics: The New Science of Money. Follow: @d_orrell

avatar for David Orrell, Roman ChlupatýDavid Orrell, Roman Chlupatý

David Orrell is a writer and applied mathematician. Roman Chlupatý is a journalist, lecturer, and consultant specializing in the global economy, politics, and the intersection of these two worlds. Twitter: @romanchlupaty

Avatar photoDavid S. Wilson, Dag O. Hessen

David Wilson is SUNY Distinguished Professor of Biology and Anthropology at Binghamton University. Dag Hessen is Professor of Biology at the University of Oslo, Norway.

Avatar photoDavid S. Wilson, Peter Barnes

David S. Wilson is SUNY Distinguished Professor of Biology and Anthropology at Binghamton University and Arne Næss Chair in Global Justice and the Environment at the University of Oslo. Twitter: @David_S_Wilson
Peter Barnes is an entrepreneur whose work has focused on fixing the deep flaws of capitalism. He has co-founded several socially responsible businesses (including Working Assets/Credo) and written numerous articles and books, including Capitalism 3.0 and With Liberty and Dividends For All.

Avatar photoDavid Sloan Wilson

David S. Wilson is SUNY Distinguished Professor of Biology and Anthropology at Binghamton University and Arne Næss Chair in Global Justice and the Environment at the University of Oslo. His most recent book is Does Altruism Exist? Twitter: @David_S_Wilson

Avatar photoDavid Sloan Wilson, Dennis Snower

David S. Wilson is president of Prosocial World and SUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biology and Anthropology at Binghamton University. Dennis J. Snower is President of the Global Solutions Initiative, which provides policy advice to the G20. He is Professor of Macroeconomics and Sustainability at the Hertie School of Governance.

avatar for Denise CumminsDenise Cummins

Dr. Denise D. Cummins is research psychologist, an author, and a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. Her most recent book is Good Thinking: Seven Powerful Ideas That Influence the Way We Think

Avatar photoDennis Snower

Dennis J. Snower is President of the Global Solutions Initiative, which provides policy advice to the G20. He is Fellow at The New Institute, Hamburg; Professorial Research Fellow at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, Oxford University; Non-resident Fellow of The Brookings Institution and visiting Professor at University College, London.

avatar for Didier JacobsDidier Jacobs

Didier Jacobs is special advisor to the president at Oxfam America. He was previously a researcher in Oxfam America's Policy Department, specializing in global governance and international finance. He is the author of Global Democracy: The Struggle for Political and Civil Rights in the 21st Century

avatar for Diego EspinosaDiego Espinosa

Diego Espinosa runs Sistema Research, a consulting firm that applies a complex systems approach to strategic uncertainty. He also teaches security analysis at the University of San Diego. Twitter: @dvespinosa

avatar for Dirk Bezemer, Michael HudsonDirk Bezemer, Michael Hudson

Dirk Bezemer is a professor of economics at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Michael Hudson is a distinguished research professor of economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and a professor at Peking University.

Avatar photoDouglas Rushkoff

Douglas Rushkoff is the host of the Team Human podcast and author of Team Human as well as a dozen other bestselling books on media, technology, and culture, including, Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity. He is Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics at CUNY Queens College.

avatar for Dustin MineauDustin Mineau

Dustin is a software engineer and economics and political blogger at DailyKos and Crisp Musings.

avatar for Ed DolanEd Dolan

Edwin G. Dolan holds a PhD in economics from Yale University. He has taught in the United States at  Dartmouth College, the University of Chicago, George Mason University and Gettysburg College. From 1990 to 2001, he taught in Moscow, Russia, where he and his wife founded the American Institute of Business and Economics (AIBEc), an independent, not-for-profit MBA program. Twitter: @dolanecon

avatar for Eoin FlahertyEoin Flaherty

Lecturer in sociology, Queen's University Belfast. Interested in political economy, income inequality, welfare, and time series methods.

Avatar photoEric Beinhocker

Eric Beinhocker is the Executive Director of the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford. Follow him: @EricBeinhocker

Avatar photoEric Liu, Nick Hanauer

Eric Liu is the founder of Citizen University and a former White House speechwriter and deputy domestic policy adviser to President Bill Clinton. Nick Hanauer is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist. Twitter: @EricPLiu and @NickHanauer

Avatar photoEric Michael Johnson

Eric Michael Johnson has a master's degree in evolutionary anthropology and a Ph.D. in the history of evolutionary biology. He teaches at the University of British Columbia. Twitter: @Ericmjohnson

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Robert Kadar, founding editor and Steve Roth, publisher.

avatar for Frances CoppolaFrances Coppola

Frances Coppola worked in banking for 17 years and did an MBA at Cass Business School in London, where she specialized in financial risk management. She is Associate Editor at the online magazine Pieria and a frequent commentator on financial matters for the BBC. Twitter: @Frances_Coppola

avatar for Francois BadenhorstFrancois Badenhorst

Francois holds a Bachelor of Philosophy in Journalism from the University of Stellenbosch's School of Journalism and in 2014 received the Christina Scott Prize for Science Journalism.

avatar for Frans de WaalFrans de Waal

Dr. Frans B. M. de Waal is a biologist and primatologist. His scientific work has been published in hundreds of technical articles in journals such as Science, Nature, Scientific American, and outlets specialized in animal behavior. His popular books – translated into fifteen languages – have made him one of the world’s most visible primatologists.

avatar for Garett JonesGarett Jones

Garett Jones is a senior scholar and BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism at the Mercatus Center and Associate Professor of Economics at George Mason University. He is author of Hive Mind: How Your Nation’s IQ Matters So Much More Than Your Own, published by Stanford University Press. Twitter: @GarettJones

avatar for Geoff MulganGeoff Mulgan

Geoff Mulgan is chief executive of Nesta, the UK’s National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, and a senior visiting scholar at Harvard University’s Ash Center. He was the founder of the think tank Demos and director of the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit and head of policy under Tony Blair. His books include The Locust and the Bee (Princeton) and Good and Bad Power (Penguin).

avatar for Geoffrey HodgsonGeoffrey Hodgson

Geoffrey M. Hodgson is research professor at Hertfordshire Business School, University of Hertfordshire, England. He is the author of Conceptualizing Capitalism and author or co-author of over a dozen other books. Twitter: @g_m_hodgson

Avatar photoGeorge A. Akerlof, Robert J. Shiller

Nobel laureates George A. Akerlof and Robert Shiller are authors of Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception, from which this article is excerpted. Akerlof is Professor of Economics at University of Berkeley. Shiller is Professor of Economics at Yale University, and the co-creator of the Case-Shiller Index of US house prices.

avatar for George CooperGeorge Cooper

George Cooper has worked for Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, J.P. Morgan and BlueCrest Capital Management in both fund management and investment strategy roles. Prior to joining the City, George worked as a research scientist at Durham University. Twitter: @FixingEconomics

avatar for George H. BlackfordGeorge H. Blackford

George H. Blackford is former Chair of the Department of Economics at the University of Michigan-Flint. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

avatar for George LakoffGeorge Lakoff

Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at the University of California at Berkeley. His most recent book is Don't Think of an Elephant!: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate.

avatar for George MonbiotGeorge Monbiot

George Monbiot is the author of the bestselling books Feral: rewilding the land, sea and human life, The Age of Consent: A Manifesto for a New World Order and Captive State: The Corporate Takeover of Britain, as well as the investigative travel books Poisoned Arrows, Amazon Watershed and No Man's Land. His latest book is How Did We Get Into This Mess?: Politics, Equality, Nature published by Verso Books.

avatar for Gerald FriedmanGerald Friedman

Gerald Friedman is a professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is a writer on economic history, labor history, alternative economic theories. Twitter: @gfriedma

avatar for Guy RolnikGuy Rolnik

Guy Rolnik is Clinical Associate Professor of Strategic Management at University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

avatar for Harald EiaHarald Eia

Harald Eia is a trained sociologist who works in television with comedy and documentaries. Follow on Twitter: @HaraldEia

Avatar photoHerbert Gintis

Herbert Gintis holds faculty positions at the Santa Fe Institute, Central European University, and the University of Siena. He is co-author of A Cooperative Species: Human Reciprocity and Its Evolution

Avatar photoHerbert Gintis, Rakesh Khurana

Herbert Gintis holds faculty positions at the Santa Fe Institute, Central European University, and the University of Siena. Rakesh Khurana is the Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development at the Harvard Business School.

avatar for J. W. MasonJ. W. Mason

J. W. Mason is an assistant professor of Economics at John Jay College, City University of New York, and a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. Twitter: @JWMason1

Avatar photoJag Bhalla

Jag Bhalla is an entrepreneur and writer. His current project is Errors We Live By, a series of short exoteric essays exposing errors in the big ideas running our lives.
Follow him: @hangingnoodles

avatar for James DykeJames Dyke

Dr James Dyke FRSA is an academic, writer, and public speaker based in Southampton, UK. He is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Sustainability Science at the University of Southampton. Twitter: @JamesGDyke

avatar for James K. Boyce, Peter BarnesJames K. Boyce, Peter Barnes

James K. Boyce teaches economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Peter Barnes is a co-founder of Credo Mobile and the author of With Liberty and Dividends for All.

avatar for James KwakJames Kwak

James Kwak is Associate Professor of Law and William T. Golden Scholar. He is a prolific writer and blogger whose wide range of scholarly interests includes corporate law and governance, financial markets and regulation, retirement security, and fiscal policy. Twitter: @JamesYKwak

avatar for James SuzmanJames Suzman

James Suzman has been working with the Bushmen of Botswana’s eastern Kalahari for more than 25 years. He is the author of Affluence Without Abundance (Bloomsbury Publishing), and heads the Cambridge-based research and support organisation anthropos.

Avatar photoJason Collins

Jason Collins is an Australian economist and public policy specialist. He work as a consultant. He just submitted his PhD thesis, which examines the intersection between economics and evolutionary biology. Twitter: @jasonacollins

Avatar photoJason Furman

Jason Furman was confirmed by the Senate as Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. In this role, he served as President Obama’s Chief Economist and a Member of the Cabinet. He previously held the position of Principal Deputy Director of the National Economic Council and Assistant to the President. Twitter: @jasonfurman

avatar for Jason SmithJason Smith

Jason Smith is a physicist who messes around with economic theory. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in math and a degree in physics, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in theoretical physics. Twitter: @infotranecon 

avatar for Jeff MadrickJeff Madrick

Jeff Madrick is a former economics columnist for Harper’s and The New York Times, is a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books and the editor of Challenge magazine. He is visiting professor of humanities at The Cooper Union and director of the Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative at the Century Foundation.

avatar for Joanna MaselJoanna Masel

Joanna Masel is an Associate Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona.

avatar for John BattelleJohn Battelle

John Battelle is a Founder of NewCo, Federated Media, sovrn Holdings, Web 2 Summit, Wired, Industry Standard; writer on Media, Technology, Culture, Business. Twitter: @johnbattelle

avatar for John Bunzl and Nick DuffellJohn Bunzl and Nick Duffell

John Bunzl is the CEO of an international textile company, a writer, and an international campaigner with a simple and powerful vision for more effective global cooperation. Nick Duffell is a psychotherapist with wide experience as a facilitator in leadership development.

Avatar photoJohn Gowdy

John Gowdy is Professor of Economics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. John is past president of the U.S. Society for Ecological Economics and current President of the International Society for Ecological Economics.

Avatar photoJohn Jackson

John Jackson is a writer and historian. He's written a lot on the history of the race and racism and particularly in how racism has been portrayed as “rational” through scientific and legal language. He is the author of Darwinism, Democracy, and Race: American Anthropology and Evolutionary Biology in the Twentieth Century.

Avatar photoJohn Komlos

John Komlos is Professor Emeritus of Economics and of Economic History at the University of Munich and has taught at such other institutions as Harvard, Duke, and the University of Vienna. He is author of What Every Economics Student Needs to Know and Doesn't Get in the Usual Principles Text.

avatar for John PerkinsJohn Perkins

As Chief Economist at a major international consulting firm, John Perkins advised the World Bank, United Nations, IMF, U.S. Treasury Department, Fortune 500 corporations, and leaders of countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. His latest book is The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man.

avatar for John RapleyJohn Rapley

John Rapley is an academic, journalist and co-creator of the Caribbean Policy Research Institute. He also has a long history as a public scholar, and has published in a wide variety of newspapers and magazines, from the Jamaica Gleaner to Esquire.

avatar for John T. HarveyJohn T. Harvey

Dr. John T. Harvey is a professor of economics at Texas Christian University. Harvey also serves as the editor of the World Economic Review. Twitter: @John_T_Harvey

Avatar photoJonathan Haidt

Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist and Thomas Cooley professor of ethical leadership at the NYU-Stern School of Business. His most recent book is The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion. Twitter: @JonHaidt

avatar for Jonathan RothwellJonathan Rothwell

Jonathan Rothwell was a fellow at the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings. His research focused on labor market economics, social mobility, access to education, and the sources of economic growth.Twitter: @jtrothwell

Avatar photoJonathan Rowe

Jonathan Rowe was a writer who wrote about the commons, diseconomy, economics, economic indicators, corporations, and many other subjects. Jonathan was an editor at the Washington Monthly magazine and a staff writer at the Christian Science Monitor.

Avatar photoJonathan Tepper, Denise Hearn

Jonathan Tepper is a founder of Variant Perception, a macroeconomic research group that caters to asset managers. Denise Hearn is Head of Business Development at Variant Perception - a global macroeconomic research and investment strategy firm. She has an MBA from the Oxford Saïd Business School, where she co-chaired the Social Impact Oxford Business Network. Follow: @denisehearn_ @jtepper2

avatar for Jordan BrennanJordan Brennan

Jordan Brennan works as an economist for Unifor, Canada’s largest private sector labour union, and is a Visiting Research Fellow at Harvard Law School. His research and writing can be found online at: www.jordanbrennan.org. Follow him on twitter: @JordanPWBrennan

avatar for Joris Tieleman and Sam de MuijnckJoris Tieleman and Sam de Muijnck

Joris Tieleman completed his PhD from the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam. Sam de Muijnck is chief economist at the Dutch independent think tank Our New Economy.

avatar for Joseph E. StiglitzJoseph E. Stiglitz

Joseph E. Stiglitz, recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2001 and the John Bates Clark Medal in 1979, is University Professor at Columbia University, and Chief Economist of the Roosevelt Institute. His most recent book is The Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe. Twitter: @JosephEStiglitz

avatar for Joseph HenrichJoseph Henrich

Joseph Henrich is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. This piece builds on Professor Henrich’s notion of the collective brain, which he developed in his 2016 book, The Secret of Our Success: How culture is driving human evolution, domesticating our species and making us smarter, and again in his 2020 book, The WEIRDest People in the World: How the West became psychologically peculiar and particularly prosperous.

avatar for Josh Ryan-CollinsJosh Ryan-Collins

Josh Ryan-Collins, PhD,
is Head of Research at University College London’s Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose. He was previously Senior Economist at the New Economics Foundation (NEF).

avatar for Julie NelsonJulie Nelson

Julie A. Nelson is a professor of economics and department chair at the University of Massachusetts-Boston and a senior research fellow at the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University.

avatar for Kate DouglasKate Douglas

Kate Douglas feature editor at New Scientist. Twitter: @KateDouglas1

avatar for Kate RaworthKate Raworth

Kate Raworth is a senior visiting research associate at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute and a senior associate of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. Her new book is Doughnut Economics: seven ways to think like a 21st century economist. Visit her website and follow her @KateRaworth.

Avatar photoKatrine Marçal

Katrine Marcal is the lead editorial writer for the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, where she writes articles on Swedish and international politics, economics and feminism. For her book Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner she was shortlisted for the August Prize and won the Lagercrantzen Award. She lives in London. Twitter: @katrinemarcal

avatar for Lane KenworthyLane Kenworthy

Lane Kenworthy is a professor of sociology at the University of California San Diego. He studies the causes and consequences of living standards, poverty, inequality, mobility, employment, economic growth, social policy, taxes, public opinion, politics, and more in the United States and other affluent countries.

Avatar photoLarry Arnhart

Larry Arnhart is a Presidential Research Professor of Political Science at Northern Illinois University. He is the author of the books Darwinian Natural Right: The Biological Ethics of Human Nature and Darwinian Conservatism, among others.

avatar for Laurie MacfarlaneLaurie Macfarlane

Laurie Macfarlane is Economics Editor at openDemocracy and an Associate Fellow at the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose at University College London. Prior to this he was Senior Economist at the New Economics Foundation. He is the co-author of the critically acclaimed book Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing. @L__Macfarlane

avatar for Lawrence LessigLawrence Lessig

Lawrence Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School. He is author of Republic, Lost: Version Two, from which this essay is excerpted. Twitter: @Lessig

Avatar photoLinsey J McGoey

Linsey McGoey is professor of sociology and director of the Centre for Research in Economic Sociology and Innovation (CRESI) at the University of Essex. Her latest book, The Unknowers: how strategic ignorance rules the world is out now with Zed Books.

avatar for Lisi KrallLisi Krall

Lisi Krall is a Professor of Economics at the State University of New York, Cortland, with expertise in political economy and ecological economics.  She is the author of Proving Up: Domesticating Land in U.S. History, which explores the interconnections of economy, culture, and land in U. S. history.  

avatar for Lixing SunLixing Sun

Lixing Sun is professor of biology at Central Washington University. He is author of The Fairness Instinct: The Robin Hood Mentality and Our Biological Nature

Avatar photoLouis Putterman

Louis Putterman is Professor of Economics at Brown University. His book The Good, The Bad, and The Economy is addressed to general readers.

avatar for Luigi ZingalesLuigi Zingales

Luigi Zingales is the Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at the University of Chicago - Booth School of Business. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research, and a Fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute.

Avatar photoLynn Parramore

Lynn Parramore is Senior Research Analyst at the Institute for New Economic Thinking. A cultural theorist who studies the intersection of culture and economics, she is Contributing Editor at AlterNet, where she received the Bill Moyers/Schumann Foundation fellowship in journalism for 2012. Twitter: @LynnParramore

Avatar photoLynn Stout

Lynn Stout is the Distinguished Professor of Corporate and Business Law at Cornell Law School. Professor Stout is an internationally-recognized expert in corporate governance, financial regulation, and moral behavior.

avatar for Maia SzalavitzMaia Szalavitz

Maia Szalavitz is the author of Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction, which will be published in April. She is a 2015-16 Soros Justice Fellow and has covered addiction and neuroscience for major publications for nearly 30 years.

avatar for Marcel HarmonMarcel Harmon

Marcel Harmon is the President of the Board of Education in Lawrence, KS (USD #497), was previously a member of the Kansas Review Committee for the Next Generation Science Standards, has an interdisciplinary background in anthropology and engineering and works for a high performance building consulting firm. Twitter: @CulturalComment

Avatar photoMariana Mazzucato

Mariana Mazzucato, Professor of the Economics of Innovation at the Science Policy Research Unit of the University of Sussex. Author of The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths. Twitter: @MazzucatoM

avatar for Mark ThomaMark Thoma

Mark Thoma is Professor of Economics at the University of Oregon. He blogs at Economist's View. Twitter: @MarkThoma

Avatar photoMark van Vugt

Mark van Vugt is a professor of Evolutionary, Work and Organizational psychology at the VU University Amsterdam and a research associate at the Institute for Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Oxford. Twitter: @markvanvugt1

Avatar photoMark van Vugt, Michael E. Price

Mark van Vugt is a professor of Evolutionary, Work and Organizational psychology at the VU University Amsterdam. Michael E. Price is Senior Lecturer in Psychology, and co-Director of the Centre for Culture and Evolutionary Psychology, at Brunel University London. Twitter: @markvanvugt1

Avatar photoMatt Ridley

Matt Ridley's books have sold over a million copies, been translated into 30 languages and won several awards. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and of the Academy of Medical Sciences, and a foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His newest book is The Evolution of Everything: How New Ideas Emerge. Follow on Twitter: @mattwridley

avatar for Matt ZwolinskiMatt Zwolinski

Matt Zwolinski is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of San Diego. He is also a co-director of USD’s Institute for Law and Philosophy, and a blogger for Bleeding Heart Libertarians.

avatar for Michael HudsonMichael Hudson

Michael Hudson is President of The Institute for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trends (ISLET), a Wall Street Financial Analyst, Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City and author of Killing the HostThe Bubble and Beyond, Super Imperialism: The Origin and Fundamentals of U.S. World Dominance and many others.

Avatar photoMichael Jacobs, Mariana Mazzucato

Michael Jacobs is Visiting Professor in the School of Public Policy, UCL, and Director of the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice. Mariana Mazzucato is RM Phillips Professor in the Economics of Innovation at SPRU, University of Sussex.

avatar for Michael LindMichael Lind

Michael Lind is policy director of New America’s Economic Growth Program. He is a co-founder of the New America Foundation, along with Ted Halstead and Sherle Schwenninger, and was the first New America fellow. He is author of Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States.

avatar for Michael MuthukrishnaMichael Muthukrishna

Associate professor of economic psychology and affiliate of the STICERD developmental economics group at the LSE, associate of the department of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University, and technical director of The Database of Religious History.

avatar for Michael ShermerMichael Shermer

Dr. Michael Shermer is the Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, a regular contributor to Time.com, and Presidential Fellow at Chapman University. Twitter: @michaelshermer

avatar for Michel Bauwens, Vasilis KostakisMichel Bauwens, Vasilis Kostakis

Michel Bauwens is a theorist, writer and a founder of the P2P (Peer-to- Peer) Foundation. Follow Michel on Twitter: @MBauwens. Vasilis Kostakis is a senior researcher at Tallinn University of Technology and the founder of the P2P Lab.

Avatar photoMohsen Javdani & Ha-Joon Chang

Mohsen Javdani is an associate professor of economics at the University of British Columbia – Okanagan Campus. He received his PhD from Simon Fraser University in 2012, and his Master’s degree from the University of British Columbia in 2006. Twitter: @JavdaniMohsen. Ha-Joon Chang, a Korean national, has taught at the Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge, since 1990. In addition to numerous articles in journals and edited volumes, Ha-Joon Chang has published 13 authored books and 9 edited books including 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism.

avatar for Neal GorenfloNeal Gorenflo

Neal Gorenflo is the co-founder of Shareable, an award-winning news, action, connection hub for the sharing transformation. Twitter: @gorenflo

avatar for Nicholas GruenNicholas Gruen

Nicholas Gruen is CEO of Lateral Economics, is a widely published policy economist, entrepreneur and commentator who has had regular columns in the Australian Financial Review, the Age and the Sydney Morning Herald. Twitter: @NGruen1

avatar for Nick CassellaNick Cassella

Nick is a contributor to Civic Skunk Works where he write about politics and economics. He is also the head researcher for Civic Ventures. He studied International Relations at the University of St Andrews, Scotland.

Avatar photoNick Hanauer

Nick Hanauer is a Seattle-based serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, author, and activist with a knack for identifying and building transformative business models. Twitter: @NickHanauer

Avatar photoNick Hanauer, David Rolf

Nick is a Seattle-based entrepreneur and venture capitalist, and the founder of Civic Ventures, a public-policy incubator. David is the president of SEIU 775NW and international vice president of SEIU. He is the author of The Fight for $15: The Right Wage for a Working America.

Avatar photoNick Hanauer, Eric Beinhocker

Nick Hanauer is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist. Eric Beinhocker is the Executive Director of the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford. Follow: @NickHanauer @EricBeinhocker

Avatar photoNick Hanauer, Eric Liu

Nick Hanauer is a founder of Second Avenue Partners, a venture capital company in Seattle specializing in early-stage startups and emerging technology. Eric Liu is the founder of Citizen University and a former White House speechwriter and deputy domestic policy adviser to President Bill Clinton. Follow them on Twitter at @NickHanauer and @EricPLiu

Avatar photoOlúfẹ́mi Táíwò

Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University. He completed his PhD at University of California, Los Angeles. Before that, he completed BAs in Philosophy and Political Science at Indiana University. @OlufemiOTaiwo

avatar for Paul BloomPaul Bloom

Paul Bloom is the Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of Psychology at Yale University. An internationally recognized expert on the psychology of child development, social reasoning, and morality, he has won numerous awards for his research, writing, and teaching.

avatar for Paul KrugmanPaul Krugman

Paul Krugman is the recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics. A prolific author, columnist, and blogger, he teaches economics and international affairs at Princeton University.

avatar for Paul OrmerodPaul Ormerod

Paul Ormerod is an economist, author and entrepreneur. He is currently a director of two start ups, Periander Ltd, a company which uses machine learning and predictive analytics, and of Cowry Consulting, a behavioural finance operation. He is a partner of Volterra Partners LLP, and a Visiting Professor in the Centre of Research on Decision Making at University College London (UCL).

avatar for Per L. SaxegaardPer L. Saxegaard

Per L. Saxegaard is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the Business for Peace Foundation. Follow Business for Peace on twitter @businessworthy

avatar for Peter BarnesPeter Barnes

Peter Barnes is an entrepreneur whose work has focused on fixing the deep flaws of capitalism. He has co-founded several socially responsible businesses (including Working Assets/Credo) and written numerous articles and books, including Capitalism 3.0 and With Liberty and Dividends For All.

avatar for Peter GrayPeter Gray

Peter Gray is a research professor at Boston College, and author of Free to Learn (Basic Books, 2013) and Psychology (Worth Publishers, a college textbook now in its 7th edition). He has conducted and published research in comparative, evolutionary, developmental, and educational psychology. He did his undergraduate study at Columbia University and earned a Ph.D. in biological sciences at Rockefeller University. His current research and writing focus primarily on children's natural ways of learning and the life-long value of play.

avatar for Peter RadfordPeter Radford

Peter Radford is publisher of The Radford Free Press, worked as an analyst for banks over fifteen years and has degrees from the London School of Economics and Harvard Business School.

Avatar photoPeter Turchin

Peter Turchin is an evolutionary anthropologist at the University of Connecticut and Vice President of the Evolution Institute. He is author of Ages of Discord. Web site: http://peterturchin.com/ Twitter: @Peter_Turchin

avatar for Philip KotlerPhilip Kotler

Philip Kotler is the S.C. Johnson & Son Distinguished Professor of International Marketing at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He received his Masters degree at the University of Chicago and his Ph.D. at MIT, both in economics. He did postdoctoral work in mathematics at Harvard University and in behavioural science at the University of Chicago.

avatar for Prateek RajPrateek Raj

Prateek Raj is a PhD Candidate in Strategy and Entrepreneurship at University College London and a Research Associate at the Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State at University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Twitter: PrateekRaj_

avatar for PseudoerasmusPseudoerasmus

Pseudoerasmus is a scholar of economic history, growth, and development in the Sakha Republic. He blogs at Pseudoerasmus.com. Twittter: @pseudoerasmus

avatar for Raj ChettyRaj Chetty

Raj Chetty is a Professor of Economics at Stanford University. Chetty's research combines empirical evidence and economic theory to help design more effective government policies. Chetty is a recipient of a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship and the John Bates Clark medal, given by the American Economic Association to the best American economist under age 40. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University.

avatar for Ralph NaderRalph Nader

Ralph Nader is a consumer advocate, lawyer, and author. His latest book is The Seventeen Solutions: Bold Ideas for Our American Future. Other recent books include, The Seventeen Traditions: Lessons from an American Childhood, Getting Steamed to Overcome Corporatism: Build It Together to Win, and "Only The Super-Rich Can Save Us" (a novel). Twitter: @RalphNader

avatar for Rana ForooharRana Foroohar

Rana Foroohar is Global Business Columnist and an Associate Editor at the Financial Times, based in New York. She is also CNN’s global economic analyst. Her book, “Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business” (Crown), about why the capital markets no longer support business, was shortlisted for the Financial Times McKinsey Book of the Year award in 2016.

Avatar photoRenée Adams

Renée Adams is a Professor of Finance at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Her work focuses on information flows on boards, bank governance, group decision-making, the governance of central banks and gender diversity on and off boards.

avatar for Richard FloridaRichard Florida

Richard Florida is University Professor and Director of Cities at the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management; Distinguished Visiting Fellow at NYU’s Shack Institute of Real Estate; and the co-founder and editor-at-large of The Atlantic’s CityLab. He is author of the recently released book New Urban Crisis. Twitter: @Richard_Florida

avatar for Richard VagueRichard Vague

Richard Vague is currently managing partner of Gabriel Investments and the chairman of The Governor’s Woods Foundation, a non-profit philanthropic organization. Previously, he was co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Energy Plus, and also co-founder and CEO of two consumer banks, First USA and Juniper Financial.

avatar for Richard Wilkinson, Kate PickettRichard Wilkinson, Kate Pickett

Richard Wilkinson is a professor emeritus of social epidemiology at the
University of Nottingham Medical School, honorary professor at University College London, and a visiting professor at the University of York. Kate Pickett is a professor at the University of York and a career scientist with the United Kingdom’s National Institute for Health Research. Wilkinson and Pickett are cofounders of the Equality Trust.

avatar for Rob AtkinsonRob Atkinson

Robert Atkinson is president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based technology policy think tank. He is also author of the book, The Past And Future of America's Economy: Long Waves of Innovation That Power Cycles of Growth. Twitter: @RobAtkinsonITIF

avatar for Robert B. ReichRobert B. Reich

Robert B. Reich is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and senior fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies. He has served in three national administrations, most recently as secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton.

Avatar photoRobert Frank

Robert H. Frank is the Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management and Professor of Economics at Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Management and a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos. Twitter: @econnaturalist

avatar for Robert ManducaRobert Manduca

Robert Manduca is a doctoral student in Sociology and Social Policy at Harvard University, and a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Spatial Data Science at the University of Chicago.

Avatar photoRoger Farmer

Roger E. A. Farmer is a Distinguished Professor of Economics at UCLA. In 2013, he was the Senior Houblon-Norman Fellow at the Bank of England. He has previously held positions at the University of Pennsylvania, The European University Institute and the University of Toronto. His new book, Prosperity for All: How to Prevent Financial Crises.
Twitter: @farmerrf

Avatar photoRory Sutherland

Rory Sutherland is the Executive Creative Director of OgilvyOne and Vice-Chairman of Ogilvy Group UK, part of the Ogilvy & Mather group of companies and author of The Wiki Man, he is regarded as one of marketing and advertising's most original thinkers and inspirational speakers. Twitter: @RorySutherland

avatar for Rutger BregmanRutger Bregman

Rutger Bregman is a historian and writer. He writes for Dutch online journalism platform the Correspondent. He is the author of Utopia for Realists: How We Can Build the Ideal World. Twitter: @rcbregman

avatar for Ryan AventRyan Avent

Ryan Avent is senior editor and economics columnist at The Economist. He is author of The Wealth of Humans: Work, Power, and Status in the Twenty-first Century Twitter: @ryanavent

avatar for Sally GoernerSally Goerner

Dr. Sally J. Goerner is Capital Institute’s science advisor, and director of the Research Alliance for Regenerative Economics (“RARE”). She is exploring the scientific foundation for regenerative organizations, financial systems, and economies.

Avatar photoSam Bowles, David S. Wilson

Samuel Bowles, is at the Santa Fe Institute, recently published The Moral Economy: Why good incentives are no substitute for good citizens and is one of the authors of The Economy, a free online introduction to economics by the CORE Project. David S. Wilson is SUNY Distinguished Professor of Biology and Anthropology at Binghamton University and Arne Næss Chair in Global Justice and the Environment at the University of Oslo. Twitter: @David_S_Wilson

Avatar photoSamuel Bowles

Samuel Bowles, is at the Santa Fe Institute, recently published The Moral Economy: Why good incentives are no substitute for good citizens and is one of the authors of The Economy, a free online introduction to economics by the CORE Project.

avatar for Samuel HammondSamuel Hammond

Samuel Hammond is a fellow in Economics at the Mercatus Center, George Mason University. He writes at SweetTalkConversation.com Twitter: @hamandcheese

avatar for Sandra AamodtSandra Aamodt

Sandra Aamodt is a neuroscientist and science writer, who takes the complexities of neuroscience research and whips them into fun reads that give people a better understanding of their minds and behavior. Twitter: @sandra_aamodt

avatar for Scott SantensScott Santens

Scott Santens has a crowdfunded monthly basic income and has been a moderator of the Basic Income community on Reddit since 2013. As a writer and blogger, his pieces advocating basic income have appeared in The Huffington Post, The Boston Globe, TechCrunch, Vox, and Politico. Twitter: @scottsantens

avatar for Servaas StormServaas Storm

Servaas Storm is a Dutch economist and author who works on macroeconomics, technological progress, income distribution & economic growth, finance, development and structural change, and climate change.

avatar for Shimshon Bichler, Jonathan NitzanShimshon Bichler, Jonathan Nitzan

Shimshon Bichler teaches political economy at colleges and universities in Israel and Jonathan Nitzan teaches political economy at York University in Canada.

avatar for Shin Jang-SupShin Jang-Sup

Shin Jang-Sup is an economics professor at the National University of Singapore. His research interests include technology and innovation, East Asian economic growth, financial crises and restructuring, competitive strategies, and organizations of firms.

avatar for Sigrun AaslandSigrun Aasland

Sigrun Aasland is an economist and is currently the director of analysis at the centre left think tank Agenda in Norway. She writes for agendamagasin.no and manages Agenda’s policy analysis work. Twitter: @sigrunaa

avatar for Simon Wren-LewisSimon Wren-Lewis

Emeritus Professor of Economics and Fellow of Merton College, University of Oxford.

Avatar photoStephanie Ervin

Stephanie Ervin heads up Civic Ventures’ special projects and is co-creator of the podcast Pitchfork Economics. Ervin specializes in community organizing, outreach, and public policy matters.

Avatar photoSteve Keen

Steve Keen is Professor of Economics and Head of the School of Economics, Politics and History at Kingston University London, author of Debunking Economics, and the developer of Minsky open source system dynamics modeling program. His latest book is Can we avoid another financial crisis? Twitter: @ProfSteveKeen

Avatar photoSteve Roth

Steve Roth is a Seattle-based serial entrepreneur, and a student of economics and evolution. He blogs at Asymptosis, Angry Bear, and Seeking Alpha. Twitter: @asymptosis.

Avatar photoSteven Klees

Steven Klees is an economist, Distinguished Scholar-Teacher and Professor of International Education Policy at the University of Maryland. He is the author of the book and the blog entitled The Conscience of a Progressive. He co-founded The Alternatives Project. Twitter: @StevenKlees

avatar for Susan Holmberg, Mark SchmittSusan Holmberg, Mark Schmitt

Susan Holmberg is the director of research at the Roosevelt Institute. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from UMass, Amherst. Mark Schmitt is the director of the political reform program at New America. Twitter: @SusanRHolmberg @mschmitt9

Avatar photoTerry Burnham

Terry Burnham is an economist who studies the biological and evolutionary basis of human behavior. He is Associate Professor at Chapman University. Follow him on Twitter: @TerenceBurnham

avatar for Thomas FrickeThomas Fricke

Thomas Fricke is Chief Economist and a member of the European Climate Foundation leadership team. Based in Berlin, Thomas is focused on the ECF’s efforts around managing the transition to low-carbon economy. Prior to joining the ECF in December 2013, Thomas was Chief Economist of Financial Times Deutschland, where he wrote a weekly column on the business cycle, economic policy, and international economic issues and was responsible for the economics page and comments.

avatar for Tim O'ReillyTim O'Reilly

Tim O'Reilly is the founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media Inc. His original business plan was simply "interesting work for interesting people," and that's worked out pretty well. He publishes books, runs conferences, invests in early-stage startups, urges companies to create more value than they capture, and tries to change the world by spreading and amplifying the knowledge of innovators. Twitter: @timoreilly 

avatar for Tom StreithorstTom Streithorst

Tom Streithorst has been a union member, an entrepreneur, a war cameraman, a commercials director, a journalist. An American in London, he’s been writing for magazines on both sides of the pond since 2008. Twitter: @tomstreithorst

Avatar photoTony Biglan

Anthony Biglan, Ph.D. is a Senior Scientist at Oregon Research Institute and the Co-Director of the Promise Neighborhood Research Consortium. He has been conducting research on the development and prevention of child and adolescent problem behavior for the past 30 years.

avatar for Tyler CowenTyler Cowen

Tyler Cowen is Holbert L. Harris Chair of Economics at George Mason University and serves as chairman and general director of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. With colleague Alex Tabarrok, Cowen is coauthor of the popular economics blog Marginal Revolution and cofounder of the online educational platform Marginal Revolution University. Twitter: @tylercowen

avatar for Ulrich WittUlrich Witt

Ulrich Witt is the former director of the Max Planck Institute of Economics and a retired scientific member of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena. He is also an adjunct professor at Griffith University's Business School in Australia.

avatar for Vasilis Kostakis, Chris GiotitsasVasilis Kostakis, Chris Giotitsas

Vasilis Kostakis is a Senior Research Fellow at the Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology and Founder of research hub P2P Lab. Chris Giotitsas is a research fellow at the P2P Lab. Currently, he is pursuing a PhD at the school of management, University of Leicester, UK, investigating open source technologies.

avatar for Victor W. HwangVictor W. Hwang

CEO & Co-Founder of Liquidity, a company that designs technologically advanced products to make water safe to drink instantly, anywhere, anytime. Twitter: @rainforestbook

avatar for W. Brian ArthurW. Brian Arthur

W. Brian Arthur is an External Economics Professor at the Santa Fe Institute and a Visiting Researcher at PARC in California. Formerly at Stanford, he is the recipient of the inaugural Lagrange Prize in Complexity Science and the Schumpeter Prize in Economics.

avatar for Will DaviesWill Davies

William Davies is a Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he is leading the development of a new PPE Degree. He is the author of The Limits of Neoliberalism: Authority, Sovereignty & The Logic of Competition. Twitter:

avatar for Will WilkinsonWill Wilkinson

Will Wilkinson is vice president for policy at the Niskanen Center, overseeing the Center’s research and publications. He was the founding editor of Cato Unbound and has been a program director at the Mercatus Center and the Institute for Humane Studies. Twitter: @willwilkinson

avatar for William BerksonWilliam Berkson

William Berkson is a Philosopher and Director of the Jewish Institute for Youth and Family. He did his PhD in Philosophy under the late Sir Karl Popper, author of The Open Society and Its Enemies. He is the author of Fields of Force (Routledge), Learning from Error (Open Court) and Pirke Avot: Timeless Wisdom for Modern Life (Jewish Pub. Soc.).

Avatar photoWilliam Spriggs

William Spriggs is a professor in, and former Chair of, the Department of Economics at Howard University and serves as Chief Economist to the AFL-CIO. In his role with the AFL-CIO he chairs the Economic Policy Working Group for the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and serves on the board of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

avatar for Yanis VaroufakisYanis Varoufakis

Yanis Varoufakis, a former finance minister of Greece, is Professor of Economics at the University of Athens. Twitter: @yanisvaroufakis

avatar for Yves SmithYves Smith

Yves Smith is a financial analyst who founded the popular finance blog Naked Capitalism. She is the author of the book, ECONned: How Unenlightened Self Interest Undermined Democracy and Corrupted Capitalism. Twitter: @yvessmith