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 Challenge: The Magazine of Economic Affairs

This vital journal gives its readers the information and analysis on economic issues they simply canít get anywhere else. Issued six times a year, Challenge presents, in plain English, studies and analyses of the pressing economic problems that we face today; interviews with the most influential (and often controversial) economic and political leaders of our time; book reviews of important works; and compelling policy prescriptions for todayís urgent economic issues. For down-to-earth information on the real economic world we live in, Challenge has no substitute.

"Challenge magazine provides an array of insightful and eclectic analyses of current critical economic issues. No other economic publication can match its combination of relevance, readibility, and solid reasoning." Lawrence Mishel, President, Economic Policy Institute

"Challenge is always stimulating, and never boring. Few journals combine relevance with in-depth analysis as it does." Dani Rodrik, Professor of Economics, Harvard University

"Challenge is the one publication on economic matters that succeeds in being both intellectually rigorous and completely readable. Each issue is crisp, relevant, and thought provoking." Richard Leone, President, Century Foundation

"Written in a clear, non-technical manner, the articles are by prestigious economists and well-respected scholars, and the editorial board includes several Nobel laureates. ... Recommended for high school, public, academic, and government libraries." Magazines for Libraries

"There is simply no other way to keep up with the real issues in the ongoing debate on economic policy than to read Challenge. Each new batch of articles provides a useful and important reality check on the way that policy debates are framed by the conventional press. A great antidote for intellectual sterility." William Wolman, Business Week Magazine

Abstracting and Indexing: Challenge is indexed/abstracted in EconLit, e-JEL, JEL on CD, International Bibliography of Social Sciences, PAIS International, Proquest Database, and the Wilson Social Sciences Index.

About the Editor:
Jeff Madrick is editor of Challenge magazine, visiting professor of humanities at The Cooper Union, and director of policy research at the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, The New School. He is a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, and a former economics columnist for The New York Times. He is the author of several books, including Taking America (Bantam), and The End of Affluence (Random House), both of which were New York Times Notable Books of the Year. Taking America was also chosen by Business Week as one of the ten best books of the year. His most recent book, The Case for Big Government (Princeton University Press), was awarded finalist for the distinguished PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction. He has served as a policy consultant for Sen. Edward M. Kennedy and other U.S. legislators. He has written for many other publications, including The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Institutional Investor, The Nation, American Prospect, The Boston Globe, Newsday, and the business, op-ed, and magazine sections of The New York Times. He has appeared on Charlie Rose, The Lehrer News Hour, Now With Bill Moyers, Frontline, CNN, CNBC, CBS, and NPR. He was formerly finance editor of Business Week magazine and an NBC News reporter and commentator. His awards include an Emmy and a Page One Award. He was educated at New York University and Harvard University, and was a Shorenstein Fellow at Harvard.