Director, Macroeconomic Analysis
As Director of Roosevelt’s Macroeconomic Analysis team, Mike Konczal leads 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 director at the Roosevelt Institute, where he focuses on economics, inequality, and the role of public power in a democracy. He is the author of Freedom From the Market, and co-author, 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.
Publications By The Author
Latest By The Author
Priorities for the Next Federal Reserve Chair: Completing the Revolution in Macroeconomic Policy
August 16, 2021
By Mike Konczal
July’s Jobs Report: Strong Numbers across the Economy, but a Full Recovery Will Take Continued Support
August 6, 2021
By Mike Konczal Aaron Soujourner
Five Reasons Why the CBO Underestimates Federal Investment
June 7, 2021
By Emily DiVito Mike Konczal
Zoom Out: Keeping the Latest Jobs Numbers in Perspective
June 3, 2021
By Mike Konczal J.W. Mason