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The Roosevelt Economics Department Welcomes Joshua W. Mason

Joshua "J. W." Mason, a newly hired faculty member in the Economics Department, is a macroeconomist specializing in Post Keynesian approaches to finance and international trade. His current research focuses on the history and political economy of credit, including the evolution of household debt and changing role of financial markets in business investment. He also works on history of economic thought, particularly the development of macroeconomics over the twentieth century. He did his graduate work at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst; his B.A. is from the University of Chicago. He has forthcoming articles in Economic and Political Weekly and Rethinking Marxism, and an article under revision for American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics. In addition to his scholarly work, he has done policy work for the New York Working Families Party and the AFL-CIO, and has published popular articles in The Nation, In These Times, The American Prospect, The Baffler, and The Jacobin, among other venues. His blog on economics and politics can be found at

Roosevelt University Professor Stephen T. Ziliak and other leading economists were interviewed at Bretton Woods, to discuss the trouble with today's conventional economics education

Roosevelt University Professor Stephen T.  Ziliak credited in Wall Street Journal

View it on the Wall Street Journal website or on Stephen Ziliak's faculty website.