Stephanie Kelton, Ph.D. is Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. In 2014, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) hired Stephanie to serve as his Chief Economist on the U.S. Senate Budget Committee (minority staff). Today, she serves as an Economic Advisor to the Sanders 2016 presidential campaign. She was founder and Editor-in-Chief of the top-ranked blog New Economic Perspectives and a member of the TopWonks network of the nation’s best thinkers. She consults with policymakers, investment banks and portfolio managers across the globe. Her research expertise is in: Federal Reserve operations, fiscal policy, social security, international finance and employment policy.