Richard Parker (economist)

Richard Parker (economist)

Richard Parker is an economist from the USA. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Oxford, and has worked for the United Nations Development Programme. Parker cofounded "Mother Jones magazine" and is on the editorial board of "The Nation". He wrote the books "The myth of the middle class", "Mixed signals: the future of global television news", and "John Kenneth Galbraith: The Making of American Economics".

Parker has held Marshall, Rockefeller, Danforth, Goldsmith, and Bank of America fellowships; and is lecturer in public policy and senior fellow at the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, where he teaches a class titled "Religion, Politics and Public Policy."

Parker was recently elected President of the liberal political advocacy group Americans for Democratic Action. [ [ Americans for Democratic Action - Updates ] ]


External links

* [ Richard Parker's page at the John F. Kennedy School of Government]
* [ Review by Fred Siegel of 'John Kenneth Galbraith: His Life, His Politics, His Economics']

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