I am Assistant Professor of Economics at John Jay College, City University of New York. Previously, I taught at Roosevelt University in Chicago. I am also a Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. I have a PhD in Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

My research and teaching is primarily in macroeconomics. I am also interested in finance, economic history, the history of economic thought, and international finance and trade. My current research focuses on the historical evolution of leverage in various sectors of the US economy, and the interface between balance sheet positions and real economic activity.

I blog at The Slack Wire. (RSS feed.)

I was formerly the Policy Director for the New York State Working Families Party.

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Teaching materials.

News mentions and media appearances.

If you’re interested in my personal background, political commitments,  and intellectual development, you can listen to this interview.

I live in Brooklyn, with Laura Tanenbaum and our son Eli.