Jeff Madrick

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Madrick at the 2010 Brooklyn Book Festival

Jeffrey G. Madrick is a journalist, economic policy consultant and analyst. He is editor of Challenge: The Magazine of Economic Affairs, visiting professor of humanities at The Cooper Union, and director of policy research at the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, The New School. He was educated at New York University and Harvard University, and was a Shorenstein Fellow at Harvard.[1]

He is a columnist for Harper's Magazine, a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, and a former economics columnist for The New York Times. He has also contributed to online publications such as the Daily Beast[2] and the Huffington Post.[3]

Madrick is the author of several books, including Taking America and The End of Affluence, both of which were New York Times Notable Books of the Year. Taking America was also chosen by Business Week as one of the ten best books of the year.

His book The Case for Big Government was named a Finalist (runner-up) for the PEN Galbraith General Non-Fiction Award for 2007-2008.

His latest book, Age of Greed: The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America, 1970 to the Present, is a history of the American economy since 1970, which argues that deregulation of the financial sector allowed the industry to do tremendous damage to the American economy.[4][5]

He has written for many other publications, including The Boston Review, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Institutional Investor, The Nation, American Prospect, The Boston Globe, Newsday, and the business, op-ed, and magazine sections of The New York Times. He has appeared on Charlie Rose, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, NOW With Bill Moyers, Frontline, CNN, CNBC, CBS, and NPR. He was formerly finance editor of Business Week Magazine and an NBC News reporter and commentator. His awards include an Emmy and a Page One Award.

He has served as a policy consultant for Sen. Edward M. Kennedy and other U.S. legislators.

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  1. ^ Jeff Madrick website
  2. ^ How the Entire Economics Profession Failed, Daily Beast, Jan 8 2009
  3. ^ Why Are People Defending the Bonuses?, Huffington Post, Mar 22, 2009
  4. ^ Jeff Madrick on How Wall Street Won and America Lost, Rolling Stone, June 24, 2011
  5. ^ Why We Deregulated the Banks, New York Times, July 29, 2011

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