Lenore Palladino

Lecturer in Economics

Contact & Office Hours

Spring 2018
Tuesday and Thursday,
2–3 p.m.


Ph.D., New School University

J.D., Fordham Law School

B.A., University of Chicago


Lenore Palladino is a senior economist and policy counsel at the Roosevelt Institute, where she brings expertise to Roosevelt’s work on inequality and finance.

She was most recently vice president for policy & campaigns at Demos, where she built Demos’s strategic campaigns department. Her research and writing focus on financial reform, financial taxation, labor rights and fiscal crises. Her publications have appeared in The NationThe New RepublicState Tax Notes and other venues.

Prior to Demos, Palladino was the campaign director at MoveOn.org. She helped set MoveOn’s strategic priorities and mobilized millions of Americans to participate in crucial campaigns and key election cycles. Previously, she led successful union organizing drives for the Civil Service Employees Association-AFSCME, and worked with United Students Against Sweatshops as its national director. The Midwest Academy gave Palladino its Organizer of the Year Award in 2011. She has taught economics at Smith College, New York University and the New School and is admitted to the New York Bar. She is also a Louis O. Kelso Fellow with the Rutgers School of Management and Labor.

Selected Publications

Why Corporate Social Responsibility Won't Be Enough

Corporate Financialization and Worker Prosperity: A Broken Link

Putting Workers First at the SEC

The Best Way to Fight Uber? Own It