Stephanie Kelton, Ph.D. is Professor of Public Policy and Economics. She served as Chief Economist on the U.S. Senate Budget Committee (Dem staff) in 2015 and then as an Economic Advisor to the Bernie 2016 presidential campaign. She is a Founding Fellow at the Sanders Institute, Chair of the Board at Economists for Peace & Security, and a Research Scholar at the Levy Economics Institute. She founded the top-ranked blog New Economic Perspectives and is a member of the TopWonks network of the nation’s best thinkers. In 2016, POLITICO recognized her as one of the 50 people across the country who is most influencing the political debate.
Her book, The State, The Market and The Euro (2001) predicted the debt crisis in the Eurozone, and her subsequent work correctly predicted that: (1) Quantitative Easing (QE) wouldn’t lead to high inflation; (2) government deficits wouldn’t cause a spike in U.S. interest rates; (3) the S&P downgrade wouldn’t cause investors to flee Treasuries; (4) the U.S. would not experience a European-style debt crisis.
She is a regular commentator on national radio and broadcast television.
Stephanie consults with policymakers, investment banks and portfolio managers across the globe. Her research expertise is in: Federal Reserve operations, fiscal policy, social security, international finance, employment policy and student debt. Follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/stephaniekelton.