Robert Kuttner is a journalist, author, economist and eminent public intellectual. Mr. Kuttner is co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect magazine, and senior fellow at the New York think-tank Demos. A longtime columnist for BusinessWeek, he continues to write for Huffington Post and the Boston Globe. He was a co-founder of the Economic Policy Institute and serves on its board.
His magazine writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine and The New York Times Book Review, The Atlantic, The New Republic, The New Yorker, Dissent, Foreign Affairs, Columbia Journalism Review, and Harvard Business Review. He has contributed major articles to The New England Journal of Medicine as a national policy correspondent. He contributes columns to The New York Times international edition. Mr. Kuttner has served as national staff writer on The Washington Post, chief investigator of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee, economics editor of The New Republic, and assistant to renowned journalist I.F. Stone.
Educated at Oberlin College, The London School of Economics, and the University of California at Berkeley, he has taught at Brandeis, Boston University, the University of Massachusetts, and Harvard's Institute of Politics. He is the author of eight books, including the 2008 New York Times bestseller, Obama's Challenge: American's Economic Crisis and the Power of a Transformative Presidency.
Bob's latest work is A Presidency in Peril, dealing with the financial crisis and the related political and regulatory battles of President Obama's first year. A fascinating and incisive look at both the promise that Barak Obama brought when assuming the mantle of the presidency and the factors that have served to tamp down that promise.