Jim Carr Joins Roosevelt to Rewrite the Rules of the Economy as a Visiting Fellow

By Chris Linsmayer |

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January 28, 2016                                                      Chris Linsmayer, 720-212-4883

Jim Carr Joins Roosevelt to Rewrite the Rules of the Economy as a Visiting Fellow

New York, NY— The Roosevelt Institute announced today that Jim Carr has joined the institute as a visiting fellow focused on structural discrimination, housing policy and financial reform.

Mr. Carr is the Coleman A. Young Endowed Chair and Professor in Urban Affairs at Wayne State University and a housing, banking and urban policy expert. He previously served in numerous research and policy capacities in the U.S and internationally, most recently as Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. He has published extensively, testified before Congress on many occasions, and has been a guest on most of the major cable TV news networks including CNN, MSNBC, Bloomberg, FOX News, PBS, and CNBC.

He will join Roosevelt’s team of experts, including Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz, who are working on a bold set of policies to overhaul America’s economy to level the playing field and grow the middle class.

“We are thrilled to have someone with Jim’s reputation and experience join our team as we rewrite the rules of the economy so they work for everyday Americans and not just the wealthy and well-connected,” Roosevelt President & CEO Felicia Wong said. “Structural discrimination will be a central focus of ours this year and I’m excited to have James’s voice influencing the debate on behalf of Roosevelt.”

“I am honored to be affiliated with the Roosevelt Institute,” Mr. Carr said. “The Institute’s namesake, Franklin D. Roosevelt, led America successfully through the challenges and difficulties of the Great Depression and WWII. Equally important, he also presided over the enactment of some of the most significant legislation in our nation’s history, to build wealth and promote economic mobility for the American people. As a Visiting Fellow, I look forward to continuing that work, particularly on behalf of people and communities of color and other disadvantaged and underrepresented populations that have not historically been allowed to share equally in access to America’s wealth-building opportunities.”

To schedule an interview with Jim please contact Chris Linsmayer at clinsmayer@rooseveltinstitute.org or 720-212-4883.


About the Roosevelt Institute

Until economic and social rules work for all Americans, they’re not working. Inspired by the legacy of Franklin and Eleanor, the Roosevelt Institute reimagines the rules to create a nation where everyone enjoys a fair share of our collective prosperity. We are a 21st century think tank bringing together multiple generations of thinkers and leaders to help drive key economic and social debates and have local and national impact.