Lenore Palladino is an economist, lawyer, and organizer working to craft policies that rebalance power in our economy. She is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Policy and the Department of Economics and a research associate at the UMass Amherst Political Economy Research Institute, as well as a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute and the Academic-Industry Research Network. She holds a PhD from the New School University in economics and a JD from Fordham Law School. At the Berggruen Institute, she will research the role of public equity stakes in U.S. industrial policy making.
Lenore’s research centers on corporate power, stakeholder corporations, shareholder primacy, and the relationship between corporate governance and the labor market. She has also written on financial transaction taxes, employee ownership, the macroeconomic effect of investing in the care economy, and the rise of fintech. She frequently works with policymakers, media, and advocates on corporate and financial policy. She has testified twice on the impacts of shareholder primacy stock buybacks before the U.S. Congress. Prior to joining UMass, Palladino was senior economist and policy counsel at the Roosevelt Institute, vice president for advocacy at Demos, campaign director at MoveOn, and a labor and community organizer in New York City.