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Mike Konczal

Former Director, Macroeconomic Analysis


As former director of Roosevelt’s macroeconomic analysis team, Mike Konczal led research focused on achieving full employment, building an economy that truly works for everybody, and developing the next generation of economic ideas.

Mike Konczal is a former director at the Roosevelt Institute, where he focused on economics, inequality, and the role of public power in a democracy. He is the author of Freedom From the Market, and coauthor, with Joseph Stiglitz, of Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy. Described as having ”a cult following among progressives“ by the New York Times Magazine, his writing has been featured in the Washington Post, Vox, Dissent, and The Nation. He is a sought-after commentator on the US economy and has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, All Things Considered, Planet Money, and Lovett or Leave It.

Prior to the Roosevelt Institute, he worked as a financial engineer. Born and raised in Chicago, he now lives in Takoma Park, Maryland, with his wife, daughter, and pit bull.