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Adam Hersh

Senior Economist

Expertise: Macroeconomics, China and other Asian economies, international economics, banking and finance, global poverty, globalization, IMF and World Bank, stock markets, trade

Adam Hersh is a Senior Economist at American Progress focusing on economic growth and inequality in the United States, China, and the global economy. Adam is a leader in American Progress’s work on the economics of inequality and growth and co-authored the report “The American Middle Class, Income Inequality, and the Strength of Our Economy: New Evidence in Economics,” and publishes and is cited regularly in both academic and popular venues.

Adam is a frequent commentator on economic and economic policy issues for a variety of media outlets, including NPR, CNBC, BBC, and Al Jazeera, and advises policymakers and civil society leaders in the United States and around the world. Adam 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.

Before joining American Progress, Adam 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. Adam 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.