Lenore Palladino joined the UMass Amherst School of Public Policy and the Deparment of Economics after serving as senior economist and policy counsel at the Roosevelt Institute, a New York-based think tank that promotes policy reforms focused on curbing corporate power and promoting public power. She has also been organizing director at MoveOn.org, vice president for policy and campaigns at Demos, and a lecturer in the Department of Economics at Smith College. She was the Louis O. Kelso Fellow with the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations.
Her research and writing focus on financial reform, financial taxation, labor rights, and fiscal crises. She has written for publications including The Nation, The New Republic, State Tax Notes, and the Financial Times.
Palladino has a BA from the University of Chicago, a JD from Fordham Law School, and a PhD in economics from the New School University. Her doctoral dissertation was on the fiscal and financial effects of a financial transaction tax in New York.