Una Osili is a professor of philanthropy and economics at Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. She is also the associate dean of the school’s international and research programs.
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In light of the recent volatility in global markets, Dave recommended a source that could speak on this issue:
“Dr. Sung Won Sohn is an economist who specializes in the global economy – China in particular. What’s great about Dr. Sohn is that he doesn’t speak in jargon. He is excellent at putting business and economic news into context. The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News and Bloomberg Markets consistently rank him among the top economic forecasters in the U.S.”
“Dr. Margaret Simms is a policy expert who works for the Urban Institute. She is renowned for her expertise on the economic well-being of African Americans, and has been featured on Marketplace and Tell Me More. She is the kind of expert who can give us a deeper understanding into the character of urban communities and how they are affected by violence and by lack of economic opportunity. Of course, she can’t speak directly to the law enforcement aspects, that’s not her area of expertise, but I would recommend Dr. Simms for the ‘2nd and 3rd’ day stories – once we’ve gotten past the headlines and are able to take a deeper dive into underlying aspects of the challenges facing America’s urban areas.”
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Unless you’re a member of what it numerically a minority of these Asian groups that are doing well, then you’re really not doing well.
Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Professor of Economics of Education at Princeton University
- Areas of Expertise: Economics of Education, Labor Economics, Economic Policy, Domestic and International Public Policy
- Location: Princeton, NJ