A Conversation with Jim Tankersley

Over the course of last week’s CSAD Conference, the Collegian talked to economists, journalists and experts who had descended on Gambier to discuss economic inequality. Collegian Social Media Director Eric Geller ’14 and I were lucky enough to speak with some of the invited panelists on video. Today’s CSAD interview is with Jim Tankersley, an economics writer at The Washington Post.

Tankersley — who has been tasked with developing a new policy-explaining project at the Post since Ezra Klein’s departure to Vox Media — discusses the Republican approach to economic inequality, what readers can expect from his new project and the challenges of explaining complex economic problems to a wide audience.