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Eduardo Porter

Economic Scene Columnist, New York Times

Eduardo Porter

Residency: Jan. 22-26, 2018

Public talk:

"Curbing Inequality"
Jan. 24, 2018
What is the case for curbing income inequality in the U.S. and other nations? How would doing so affect economic growth around the world? Do we have the policy and business tools to address inequality? Eduardo Porter, economic scene columnist at The New York Times, discussed the power and limits of redistribution and assess other tools to mitigate inequality in market incomes.


Eduardo Porter writes the Economic Scene column for The New York Times. Formerly he was a member of their editorial board, where he wrote about business, economics and various other topics. He began his career in journalism over two decades ago as a financial reporter for Notimex, a Mexican news agency in Mexico City. He was deployed as a correspondent to Tokyo and London and has served as editor of the business magazine América Economía. In 2000, he worked for The Wall Street Journal in Los Angeles covering the growing Hispanic population. He is author of the book “The Price of Everything”.

He graduated with a degree in physics from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and has an M.Sc. in quantum fields and fundamental forces from the Imperial College of Science and Technology in London.

During his residency, Porter focused on trade, immigration and their effect on the U.S. economy.


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Public Talk


Eduardo Porter finds journalistic inspiration at GPS
Jan. 29, 2018 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
A Q&A with New York Times Economic Scene columnist during his Pacific Leadership Fellowship