About

EconoFact is a non-partisan publication designed to bring key facts and incisive analysis to the national debate on economic and social policies. Launched in January 2017, it is written by leading academic economists from across the country who belong to the EconoFact Network.  It is published by the Edward R. Murrow Center for a Digital World at The Fletcher School at Tufts University.

Mission

Our mission at EconoFact is to provide even-handed analyses of timely economic policy issues drawing on data, historical experience and well-regarded economic frameworks. The presentation is primarily in short memo form.  The memos are written in a manner that is accessible to a wide audience, even when discussing complex economic and statistical analyses.

Our goal is to contribute to the public debate through outreach to journalists, to those directly affecting policy in the corridors of Washington and in our state capitols, and to the public at large. Content published by EconoFact (excluding video content co-produced by EconoFact and third party collaborators) may be reproduced on other websites in accordance with these terms.

We hope that EconoFact serves as a resource for policymakers, thought leaders and journalists, and indeed all interested Americans, so the debate on economic policies can be better based on reasoned arguments, statistical research, and historical experiences.

Executive Editors

Michael Klein
Economic Research Director and Co-Executive Director

Professor Michael Klein is the William L. Clayton Professor of International Economic Affairs at The Fletcher School at Tufts University. He served as the Chief Economist in the Office of International Affairs of the United States Department of the Treasury from 2010-2011. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow of the Brookings Institution. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the IMF, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, the Bank of England, and the Federal Reserve Banks of New York, Boston, Dallas, and San Francisco.

 

Edward Schumacher-Matos
Publisher and Co-Executive Editor

Edward Schumacher-Matos is the director of the Edward R. Murrow Center for a Digital World at The Fletcher School at Tufts University and is a professor on media matters. He has been a senior editor at The Wall Street Journal, a foreign correspondent at The New York Times, a columnist at The Washington Post, ombudsman at NPR and a member of a team to win a Pulitzer Prize at The Philadelphia Inquirer. He has been the James Madison Visiting Professor at Columbia Journalism School and the Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor at the Harvard Kennedy School. An expert on immigration economics, he is a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a Senior Fellow at the Migration Policy Institute. He was awarded a bronze star for merit in Vietnam.

Board of Advisors

Julia Coronado
President and Founder, Macropolicy Perspectives
Karen Dynan
Harvard, former Director of Brookings Economic Studies, former Chief Economist at Department of Treasury
Jason Furman
Harvard, former Chair of Council of Economic Advisors
Bill Gale
Brookings, former Director of Brookings Economic Studies, former Senior Economist Council of Economic Advisors
Megan Greene
Global Chief Economist, ManuLife Asset Management
Brad Meslin
Senior Managing Director, CSP Associates, and Member of Fletcher Board of Trustees
Eduardo Porter
The New York Times
Jay Shambaugh
George Washington University, former member of Council of Economic Advisors, Director of Brookings The Hamilton Project
Michael Strain
Director of Economic Policy Studies at American Enterprise Institute

Managing Editor

Miriam Wasserman

Miriam Wasserman is a writer and editor specializing in economics and public policy. She has been an editor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and her work has appeared in The Economist, Stanford News, The Chicago Tribune online, The Miami Herald, and El Tiempo (Colombia), among others.

Staff

Kailash K. Prasad

Kailash’s expertise is in International Political Economy, and issues of trust in the digital news media, in addition to data visualisation. He has previously worked for The Guardian. His writing has appeared in The National Interest, Forbes, and The Diplomat among other outlets.

The Econofact Network

Emory University
Health Policy
Rutgers University
Crime and Criminal Justice Policy
UCLA
Labor and Social Policy
Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University
Education
Harvard Business School
Corporate Finance
Brandeis University
Finance
UC Davis and Center for Poverty Research
Social Policy
University of Texas, Austin
Labor and Social Policy
Cornell University
Social Policy
Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University
Innovation and International Trade
Clark University
Urban and Regional Economics
Wellesley College
Social Policy and Immigration
Harvard University
Finance
LaFollette School, Wisconsin
International Economics
Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago
Environmental and Energy Regulation Policy
Reed College
International Trade and Public Finance
Kennedy School & GSE, Harvard
Education
Texas A&M University
Crime and Criminal Justice Policy
Harvard University
Fiscal Policy
University of Michigan
Education
Boston University
Political Economy
Harvard Business School
International Tax
Sloan School of Management, MIT
International Economics and Monetary Policy
Kennedy School, Harvard
Macroeconomics
Harvard University
Political Economy
University of Michigan
Applied Microeconomics
New York University
Macroeconomics
McCourt School, Georgetown
Education
Princeton University
International Trade
University of British Columbia
Health
Vanderbilt University
Health
Carleton College
Education
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Development
University of California, Berkeley
Poverty and Social Policy
Rutgers University
Labor
University of California, Santa Barbara
Environmental
Cornell University
Labor
University of Maryland
International Macroeconomics and Finance
University of Maryland
Poverty and Social Policy
Fletcher School, Tufts University
International Economics
University of Missouri
Education
Tufts University
Environment & Energy
Brown University
Education
Princeton University
Labor
McCourt School, Georgetown
Labor
Wellesley College
Social Policy
Texas A&M University
Health, Youth
University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy
and Practice
Labor, Social Policy
Emory University
Health
Boston University Questrom School of Business
Innovation, Entrepreneurship
Friedman School, Tufts University
Food and Agriculture
Wellesley College
Health
Dartmouth College
Health
Texas A&M University
Charitable Giving
Harvard University
International Trade
Tufts University
Environment & Energy
Harvard University
Illicit Drug Policy
University of California, Irvine
Anti-Poverty Policy and Discrimination
Swarthmore College
Development
Queens College, City University of New York
Immigration, Climate Change
University of California, Davis and Center for Poverty Research
Social Policy
Tufts University
Competition Policy
University of California, Davis
Immigration
University of Missouri
Education
UCLA, Luskin School of Public Affairs
Education and Health
Tufts University
Competition Policy
University of California, Berkeley
Social Policy
University of California, Davis
Macroeconomics and International Trade
Indiana University
Health
Northwestern University
Poverty and Education
University of Maryland
Macroeconomics
Harvard Kennedy School
Health
Williams College
Social Policy and Health
Wellesley College
Productivity
Yale School of Management
Competition Policy
Dartmouth College
Health
Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Health
Harvard University
Financial Markets and Monetary Policy
UC Davis and Center for Poverty Research
Poverty and Labor Markets
Harvard University
Macroeconomics and Energy
Montana State University
Risky behaviors and Crime
Fletcher School, Tufts University
Trade Law
Williams College
Social Policy
Brandeis University
Labor
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Education
University of Notre Dame
Labor
Tufts University
Urban and Housing Economics
Dartmouth College
Finance

Acknowledgments

In acknowledgment of their work and counsel in helping EconoFact move from concept to fruition: