Mike Konczal

Director, Progressive Thought

As Director of Progressive Thought, Mike Konczal helps develop the next generation of ideas to build a more progressive economy.

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.