Matthew C. Klein

Mattthew C. Klein the Economics Commentator at Barron’s. He is co-author, with Michael Pettis, of Trade Wars Are Class Wars: How Rising Inequality Distorts the Global Economy and Threatens International Peace (2020), which explores how today’s trade conflicts are caused by governments promoting the interests of elites at the expense of workers. He has previously written for the Financial Times, Bloomberg View, and the Economist. Before entering journalism, he was a research assistant at the Council on Foreign Relations and an investment associate at Bridgewater. He studied history at Yale, focusing on the links between domestic politics and international relations. Originally from Chicago, he lives in San Francisco.

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Debt Talks Episode 1| The Secular Rise of Debt

moderated by Moritz Schularick with Laura Carvalho, Matthew C. Klein, and Amir Sufi | 12:00pm ET / 9:00am PT

Event Webinar | Hosted by Private Debt | Jul 21, 2020

A webinar panel discussion moderated by INET Fellow Moritz Schularick, with Laura Carvalho, Associate Professor of Economics at the University of São Paulo, Matthew C. Klein, Economics Commentator at Barron’s, and Amir Sufi, Bruce Lindsay Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.