Yakov Feygin

Associate Director, Programs; Associate Editor of Noema Magazine

Yakov Feygin is responsible for developing the research agenda, projects, initiatives and partnerships for the Future of Capitalism program at the Berggruen Institute. As a core part of the Berggruen Institute’s work to develop and promote long-term answers to the biggest challenges of the 21st Century, the Future of Capitalism program will work to identify new ideas, models and mechanisms about how to manage and legitimate market economies.

Prior to joining the Berggruen Institute, Yakov was a fellow in History and Policy at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government and managing editor of The Private Debt Project. In these capacities, he conducted and coordinated research into international political economy, financialization, and comparative economics systems.

Feygin holds a Ph.D. in History with a focus on economic history from the University of Pennsylvania. His forthcoming book, Building a Ruin: The International and Domestic Politics of Economic Reform in the Soviet Union will be published by Harvard University Press. He has taught courses in international political economy, money and banking and business history and held fellowships from the Institute for New Economic Thinking, The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program, Harvard University, and the University of Pennsylvania.

By Yakov Feygin

JFI and Berggruen Institute Report: Public Bank Could Finance Over 17,000 Affordable Homes in Los Angeles

Interest and Rationing: Price Controls in Theory and Practice

Re-Opening the Coordination Problem: Beyond Neoliberal Organization Workshop Report

How Social Housing Can Save California From a Recession

How to Put the Genie of Inflation Back Into the Bottle

Building Our Municipalities Markets Better: The Case for a GSE for Municipal Finance

The American Fiscal State Rumbles To Life

After the Gig: How the Sharing Economy Got Hijacked

The Deflationary Bloc

The Financial Infrastructure of Corruption

JFI’s Social Wealth Seminar

Building Blocks of a National Endowment

Biden Could End Kleptocracy’s Grip on the United States

The Fed Can and Should Support State Government Efforts to Respond to COVID-19 Right Now

The Class Politics of the Dollar System

The Mutualist Economy: A New Deal for Ownership

Berggruen Institute Teams up with Employ America to Advocate the Federal Reserve Purchase Municipal Bonds

Yakov Feygin, Associate Director of the Future of Capitalism Program, Discusses a Berggruen-Employ America Fiscal Stimulus Proposal Calling for Federal Reserve Municipal Bond Support

How to Treat the Data Economy Like a Utility

`Chernobyl` Shows How the Soviets Squashed Scientists