Thomas I. Palley

Director, Globalization Reform Project, Open Society Institute


Thomas I. Palley is director of the Open Society Institute's globalization reform project.

Previously he was assistant director of public policy at the AFL-CIO. He has written for the Atlantic Monthly, the American Prospect, and the Nation, and is the author of Plenty of Nothing: The Downsizing of the American Dream and the Case for Structural Keynesianism (2000); “Destabilizing Speculation and the Case for an International Currency Transactions Tax,” (Challenge, 2001); and “The Economic Case for Labor Standards: A Layman’s Guide” (Richmond Journal of Global Law & Business, 2001). He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Yale University.