Andrew L. Yarrow is a Senior Fellow at the Financial Security Program. A former New York Times reporter and 20th-century U.S. history professor at American University, he is the author of four books, including Thrift: The History of an American Cultural Movement, Measuring America: How Economic Growth Came to Define American Greatness in the Late 20th Century, and Forgive Us Our Debts: The Intergenerational Dangers of Fiscal Irresponsibility, and is working on a new book. He has also worked for Oxfam America, the Brookings Institution, Public Agenda, and the U.S. Department of Labor, and has consulted for organizations ranging from UNICEF and the World Bank to the Kettering Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education. His focus is on strengthening economic security and well-being. He writes on economic, cultural, and political issues for publications such as The Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Baltimore Sun, USA Today, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the L.A. Times, and the Washington Monthly, as well as scholarly journals. Andrew has a Ph.D. in history from George Mason University, Master’s degrees from the Harvard Kennedy School and Princeton University, and a B.A. from UCLA, and has studied in Britain and France. He has spoken in many public forums and on TV and radio. Andrew is also the proud father of one son.