I am an assistant professor of economics and environmental studies at New College of Florida, a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, and a senior fellow at Data for Progress. I hold a PhD in Economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Prior to joining NCF, I spent two years as a postdoctoral researcher at Duke University working with William “Sandy” Darity Jr. at the Cook Center for Social Equity.
I am a political economist, and spend most of my time thinking about inequality and the climate crisis. Half of my research is focused on understanding the causes and consequences of inequality and assessing and designing remedies to address it. The other half of my work is dedicated to climate change and environmental policy. Of course, the two are deeply intertwined. I’m currently working on a book project called Freedom Is Not Enough: Economic Rights for an Unequal World, under contract with Chicago University Press, to be published in 2022. My research and writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Economist, Washington Post, The Financial Times, The Atlantic, Vox, The American Prospect, The Nation, The Hill, CNN, MIT Technology Review, Washington Monthly, Forbes, Jacobin, and Dissent, among other publications.
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