Jeffrey Sommers is an associate professor of political economy at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and is visiting faculty at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. He is co-editor of the forthcoming book The Contradictions of Austerity
. Additionally, he also publishes in The Financial Times, The Guardian, Truthout, Counterpunch and routinely appears as an expert on global television. He can be reached at: Jeffrey.sommers[at]fulbrightmail[dot]org.