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Michael W. Klein presents “An Alternative to Alternative Facts”


Michael W. Klein is William L. Clayton Professor of International Economic Affairs at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.  His research and teaching focus on international macroeconomics.  Trained at Brandeis and Columbia Universities, he is the author of three books and over two dozen articles on a range of topics, including exchange rate policy, international capital flows, the impact of trade on the U.S. labor market, and the determinants of foreign direct investment.  From 2010-2011, he served as the chief economist in the Office of International Affairs of the United States Department of the Treasury.  He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Founder, Research Director, and Co-executive Editor of EconoFact, a website that provides economic analysis on timely policy issues (  He has been a Visiting Scholar at the International Monetary Fund, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, the Bank of England, and the Federal Reserve Banks of Boston, New York, San Francisco, and Dallas.