Daniel Gross is one of the most widely read financial and economic writers working today. He is global business editor and columnist at Newsweek and the Daily Beast, where he oversees economic coverage for the magazine and the website. His column appears online, in the magazine’s domestic and international editions, and in the several foreign language editions. He is the host of “The Number,” a daily video feature that appears on TheDailyBeast.com.
A native of East Lansing, Michigan, Mr. Gross graduated from Cornell University in 1989, with degrees in government and history, and holds an A.M. in American history from Harvard University (1991). He worked as a reporter at The New Republic and Bloomberg News, and has contributed hundreds of features, news articles, book reviews and opinion pieces to over 60 magazines and newspapers. Areas of expertise include: economic and tax policy, the links between business and politics, the rise of the investor class, the culture of Wall Street, and business history. From 1998-2007, Gross served as the editor of STERNBusiness, a semi-annual academic magazine on economics and management published by the New York University Stern School of Business. He was a contributing writer to New York, and contributed regularly to magazines such as Fortune and Wired.
He is the author of seven books, which have been translated into a dozen languages. His books include: Forbes Greatest Business Stories of All Time (Wiley, 1996), which was a New York Times Business best-seller and a finalist for the Financial Times “Lex” award, given to the best business history book of 1996; Bull Run: Wall Street, the Democrats, and the New Politics of Personal Finance (PublicAffairs, 2000); The Generations of Corning: The Life and Times of an American Company, co-authored with Davis Dyer, (Oxford University Press, 2001); Pop! Why Bubbles Are Great for the Economy, (HarperCollins, May 2007); Dumb Money: How Our National Greatest Financial Minds Bankrupted the Nation (Free Press, 2009); and Better, Stronger, Faster: The Myth of American Decline and the Rise of a New Economy (Free Press, 2012). His work has been anth