Fred Hiatt

FRED HIATT has been the editorial page editor and a columnist for The Washington Post since 2000. Hiatt began working for The Post as a reporter in 1981. From 1991 to 1995, he and his wife served as correspondents and co-bureau chiefs in Moscow, covering Russia and the former Soviet Union. From 1987 to 1990, […]

Edward Lazear

EDWARD P. LAZEAR, the Morris A. and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution since 1985, is also the Davies Family Professor of Economics at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, where he has taught since 1992. Lazear taught previously at the University of Chicago’s Economics Department and Graduate School of Business. Lazear […]

James Owens

JAMES W. OWENS served as chairman and chief executive officer of Caterpillar Inc. in Peoria, Illinois from 2004 through June 2010. He was president of Solar Turbines in San Diego from 1990 to 1993 and corporate chief financial officer from 1993 to 1995. In 1995 he became a group president and member of Caterpillar’s executive […]

Gene Sperling

GENE SPERLING was director of the National Economic Council under both President Barack Obama (2011 to 2014) and President Bill Clinton (1997 to 2001). He is the only person to serve in that capacity for two presidents. He also has served as deputy director of the National Economic Council (1993 to 1996) and counselor to […]

Janet Yellen

JANET L. YELLEN is a distinguished fellow in residence with the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution and former chair of the Federal Reserve Board. Yellen also served as vice chair of the Federal Reserve Board, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, as well as chair of […]

Timothy Geithner

TIMOTHY F. GEITHNER is currently president of Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm. Geithner was the 75th secretary of the Treasury for the first term of President Barack Obama’s administration. Between 2003 and 2009, Geithner served as president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He first joined the […]

Greg Ip

GREG IP is chief economics commentator for The Wall Street Journal. He writes about domestic and global economic developments and policy in the weekly Capital Account column. From 2008 to January, 2015, he was United States economics editor for The Economist, based in Washington, D.C. Ip has won or shared in several prizes for journalism. […]

Magne Mogstad

MAGNE MOGSTAD is the Gary S. Becker Professor in Economics at the University of Chicago and the director of the Ronzetti Initiative for the Study of Labor Markets at the Becker Friedman Institute. His primary research fields are labor economics, public economics, and economic inequality, and his research focuses on how to address market failures […]

James Poterba

JAMES POTERBA is the Mitsui Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the president of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a nonprofit research organization with nearly 1600 affiliated economists. His recent research has analyzed the determinants of retirement saving, the draw-down of assets after households reach retirement, and the role of […]

Laurence Summers

LAWRENCE H. SUMMERS is the Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus of Harvard University. During the past two decades, he has served in a series of senior policy positions in Washington, D.C., including the 71st secretary of the Treasury for President Bill Clinton, director of the National Economic Council for President Barack Obama, […]