Mike Konczal is the director of Macroeconomic Analysis at the Roosevelt Institute, where he focuses on full employment, inequality, and the role of public power in a democracy. He is the author of Freedom from the Market: America’s Fight to Liberate Itself from the Grip of the Invisible Hand, and a co-author, with Joseph Stiglitz, of Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy. His work has ranged from policy briefs on financial reform to original economic research on austerity and labor market dynamism. A former financial engineer, he holds a B.A. in math and computer science and a M.S. in finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Described as having ”a cult following among progressives“ by the New York Times Magazine, his writing has been featured in the Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Vox, The American Prospect, Boston Review, and more. He is an economics columnist for The Nation and a contributing editor at Dissent. He is a sought-after commentator on the U.S. economy, cited as an expert in hundreds of press articles, and has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Fox Business, All Things Considered, Planet Money, and Lovett or Leave It. Born and raised in Chicago, he now lives in Takoma Park, Maryland, with his wife, daughter, and pit bull.