Economist & Professor of Public Policy and Economics, Stony Brook University
Stephanie Kelton is a leading authority on “Modern Economics Monetary Theory”, a new approach to economics that is taking the world by storm. She is one of the most important economists influencing the policy debate today. Her new book, But How Will We Pay for It? Modern Monetary Theory and the Deficit Myth (spring 2020), shows how to break free of the myths and misunderstandings about money and the role of taxes, debt and deficits that have hamstrung policymakers around the world.
Stephanie Kelton is a regular contributor at Bloomberg Opinion, and she has written for the New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, U.S. News & World Reports, CNN, and others.
Stephanie has worked in academia and in the politics. She served as chief economist on the U.S. Senate Budget Committee (Democratic staff) in 2015 and as a senior economic adviser to Bernie Sanders’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Professor Kelton is Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Stony Brook University. She was previously Chair of the Department and Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.