Jeff Madrick

Jeffrey G. Madrick is a journalist, economic policy consultant and analyst. He is editor of Challenge: The Magazine of Economic Affairs, visiting professor of humanities at The Cooper Union, and director of policy research at the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, The New School. He was educated at New York University and Harvard University, and was a Shorenstein Fellow at Harvard.[1]

Jeff Madrick
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Madrick at the 2010 Brooklyn Book Festival
Jeffrey G. Madrick
Spouse(s)Kim Baker
Academic background
Alma materHarvard University
Academic work
InstitutionsThe Cooper Union
Main interestsEconomic policy Edit this at Wikidata

He is a columnist for Harper's Magazine, a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, and a former economics columnist for The New York Times. He has also contributed to online publications such as the Daily Beast[2] and the Huffington Post.[3]

Madrick is the author of several books, including Taking America and The End of Affluence, both of which were New York Times Notable Books of the Year. Taking America was also chosen by Business Week as one of the ten best books of the year.

His book The Case for Big Government was named a Finalist (runner-up) for the PEN Galbraith General Non-Fiction Award for 2007-2008.

His latest book, Age of Greed: The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America, 1970 to the Present, is a history of the American economy since 1970, which argues that deregulation of the financial sector allowed the industry to do tremendous damage to the American economy.[4][5]

He has written for many other publications, including The Boston Review, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Institutional Investor, The Nation, American Prospect, The Boston Globe, Newsday, and the business, op-ed, and magazine sections of The New York Times. He has appeared on Charlie Rose, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, NOW With Bill Moyers, Frontline, CNN, CNBC, CBS, and NPR. He was formerly finance editor of Business Week Magazine and an NBC News reporter and commentator. His awards include an Emmy and a Page One Award.

He has served as a policy consultant for Sen. Edward M. Kennedy and other U.S. legislators.



  • Madrick, Jeff (1995). The end of affluence : the causes and consequences of America's economic dilemma. New York: Random House.
  • Taking America: How We Got from the First Hostile Takeover to Megamergers, Corporate Raiding, and Scandal Beard Books, 2003.[6] ISBN 978-1587982170
  • The Case for Big Government. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2009. ISBN 978-0-691-12331-8
  • Age of Greed: The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America, 1970 to the Present. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2011. ISBN 978-1-4000-4171-8
  • Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Have Damaged America and the World. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2014. ISBN 978-0-307-96118-1
  • Invisible Americans: The Tragic Cost of Child Poverty. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2020. ISBN 9780451494184

Essays and reportingEdit

  • Madrick, Jeff (November 2012). "The entitlement crisis that isn't". The Anti-Economist. Harper's Magazine. 325 (1950): 11–13.


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