Matthew Benjamin is a graduate of Bucknell University and New York University (M.A., class of 1995). Matt worked as a journalist for 14 years for various publications where he covered the intersection of politics and economic and monetary policy. He was Chief Economics Correspondent for US News and World Report Magazine and Special Economics Correspondent for Bloomberg News, among other positions. For six years Matt was Director of Political Economy for Medley Global Advisors, a macroeconomic research firm based in New York and London. Matt now writes about economic policy, trade and development for the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, among other organizations.