Matt Stoller

Matt Stoller was fellow at the Open Markets program, where he researched the history of the relationship between concentrated financial power and the Democratic party in the 20th century.

Prior to joining the Open Markets program, he spent six years on Capitol Hill, most recently as a senior policy advisor to the Senate Budget Committee where he focused on trade, competition policy, and financial services. He has helped author legislation on Federal Reserve reform, the concentration of power among banks, and the restructuring of our trading arrangements. In addition to his work on the Hill, he has produced for MSNBC and starred in an FX political comedy show with Russell Brand. His writing has appeared in the Atlantic, the New York Times, Vice, Salon, The New Republic, and The Nation.

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America’s Amazon Problem

Jeff Bezos has created an empire that’s quickly raising political questions.

11 bright ideas for Washington

Matt Stoller wrote for Politico about how antitrust power can be used to help boost innovation and productivity.

The evidence is piling up — Silicon Valley is being destroyed

Something is wrong when Juicero and Theranos are in the headlines, and bad behavior from Uber executives overshadows actual innovation.

The University of Chicago worries about a lack of competition

The Economist wrote an article describing a recent conference which featured several members of the Open Markets Program

Bigger Corporations Are Making You Poorer

A wave of new research shows how as corporations get bigger, the share of money out there going to actual workers declines.

Democrats Can’t Win Until They Recognize How Bad Obama’s Financial Policies Were

Matt Stoller wrote for the Washington Post about President Obama's financial policies.

Democrats Need to Slow Uber's Roll

Matt Stoller wrote for Albany Times Union about why New York City and state officials should break up Uber's ride-sharing monopoly.

Is Trump a working-class hero or a CEO's best friend? Resolving the contradiction at the heart of Trumponomics

Matt Stoller wrote for the Daily News about Trump's economic vision.

How Democrats Killed Their Populist Soul

Matthew Stoller wrote a piece in The Atlantic about Post-Watergate Democrats and economic populism.