Adam Hersh

Adam Hersh is Senior Economist at the Roosevelt Institute, where he works closely with Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow and Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz to examine the causes of growing economic inequality and potential policy solutions. He is also a Visiting Fellow at Columbia University’s Initiative for Policy Dialogue. Previously, he was a Senior Economist at the Center for American Progress.

Hersh’s expertise includes the effect of inequality on economic growth, the U.S. and Chinese economies, and global economic governance. He publishes and is cited regularly in both academic and popular venues, and is a frequent commentator on economics and policy issues for a wide range of media outlets, including NPR, CNBC, BBC, and Al Jazeera. He also regularly advises U.S. and international policymakers. He travels frequently to Asia and has been a guest lecturer at dozens of universities in China as well as a visiting scholar at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.

Prior to his time at CAP, Hersh taught macroeconomics and monetary and financial economics, and worked with the Asian Development Bank, the Political Economy Research Institute, the Center for Economic and Policy Research, and the Economic Policy Institute. He earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a B.A. in international political economy at the University of Puget Sound.