Emeritus Professor of Economics, American University
Howard Wachtel is a former TNI fellow and an expert on the financialisation of the global economy who foresaw the financial crisis long before it struck in autumn 2008. His book in 2003 Street of Dreams. Boulevard of Broken Hearts: Wall Street's First Century (London: Pluto Press) is a widely respected history of the infamous New York street. Howard was the first co-ordinator of TNI's Global Economy Programme and currently a Professor Emeritus of Economics at American University in Washington DC.
Areas of expertise:Global Tax Systems; International Finance; Post-Washington Consensus; World Economy and International Money; US Corporations; Labour and the American Economy, Economic Transformation in the Planned Economies of East-Central Europe, the Former Soviet Union and the Third World.
Dr. Wachtel appears frequently on major media and has published in such newspapers as the New York Times, Le Monde Diplomatique, the International Herald Tribune, Der Taggesspiegel, and the Los Angeles Times