Lenore Palladino

Senior Economist and Policy Counsel

Lenore Palladino is Senior Economist and Policy Counsel at the Roosevelt Institute, where she brings expertise to Roosevelt’s work on inequality and finance.

Lenore was most recently Vice President for Policy & Campaigns at Demos, where she built Demos’s strategic campaigns department. Her research and writing focus on financial reform, financial taxation, labor rights, and fiscal crises. Her publications have appeared in The Nation, The New Republic, State Tax Notes, and other venues. Palladino earned a BA from the University of Chicago, a JD from Fordham Law School, and a PhD in Economics from the New School University. Her doctoral dissertation focused on the fiscal and financial effects of a financial transaction tax in New York.

Prior to Demos, she was the Campaign Director at MoveOn.org. She helped set MoveOn’s strategic priorities and mobilized millions of Americans to participate in crucial campaigns and key election cycles. Previously, she led successful union organizing drives for the Civil Service Employees Association-AFSCME, and worked with United Students Against Sweatshops as its National Director. The Midwest Academy granted Lenore its Organizer of the Year Award in 2011. She has taught Economics at Smith College, New York University, and the New School and is admitted to the New York Bar. She is also a Louis O. Kelso Fellow with the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations.