Rob is the Executive Director of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) and a Senior Fellow and Director of the Global Finance Project for the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute in New York.Rob is an international investor and consultant to investment funds on issues of portfolio strategy. He recently served on the United Nations Commission of Experts on International Monetary Reform under the Chairmanship of Joseph Stiglitz.Previously, Rob was a Managing Director at Soros Fund Management, where he managed a global currency, bond and equity portfolio specializing in emerging markets. Prior to working at Soros Fund Management, Rob was a Managing Director at Bankers Trust Company, managing a global currency fund.Rob served as Chief Economist of the U.S .Senate Banking Committee under the leadership of Chairman William Proxmire (D., Wisconsin). Before that, Rob was Senior Economist of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee under the leadership of Chairman Pete Domenici (R., New Mexico).Rob was an Executive Producer of the Oscar winning documentary, Taxi to the Dark Side, directed by Alex Gibney, and is the former President of the National Scholastic Chess Foundation. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of both the Economic Policy Institute and the Campaign for America’s Future. Rob received a Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics from Princeton University and a B.S. in both Electrical Engineering and Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.