Ithaca, NEW YORK, June 1
Lynn Stout, Distinguished Professor of Corporate and Business Law at Cornell Law School, has been named "Top Wonk" on the economy by a committee of her peers. Professor Stout shares this honor with an esteemed group of economists and economic thinkers in the U.S.
"It's a great privilege to be invited to join such an impressive group of experts in economic policy," said Stout. "Top Wonks performs a vital service by offering the media and the public access to some of today's most informed and insightful thought leaders on financial markets and financial policy."
According to the selection committee, Stout was identified as one of the leading economic thinkers in the country because of her commitment to "intellectual innovation and analytical rigor and…a unique ability to contribute to the public debate."
Professor Stout is joined by other leading lights in economic thought including: Joseph Stiglitz, former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors; James Galbraith, Chair in Government and Business Relations at The University of Texas; Brooksley Born, Chair of the U.S. Commodity and Futures Trading Commission; Kemal Dervis, former Minister of Economic Affairs for the Republic of Turkey; Nouriel Roubini, former Senior Economist for the White House Council of Economic Advisors, and Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University.
Top Wonks is an initiative launched by the public policy organization, The Agenda Project.
-- Kathleen Corcoran