John Sarich

Adjunct Professor

John Sarich received his Ph.D. in economics from the New School For Social Research. He specializes in the history of economic thought, macroeconomics and public policy, international economics and economic history. He is currently employed with the New York City Department of Finance as a tax policy analyst. He has also worked as an economist with the New York City Council, where he analyzed the local economy and the New York City budget. His work has appeared in the Review of Political Economy and he recently presented a paper to the "Economics For the Future" Conference, sponsored by the Cambridge Journal of Economics.

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