Steven Fazzari is Professor of Economics and Associate Director of the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy at Washington University in St. Louis. He received his PhD in economics from Stanford University in 1982. His published articles appear in a wide variety of academic journals and books. Fazzari’s co-edited 2013 book from Cambridge University Press investigates the sources and responses to the U.S. “Great Recession” that began in late 2007. His research and commentary on economic conditions has been highlighted in the national and international media, with significant recent attention to the link between rising income inequality and slow growth.
Fazzari teaches macroeconomics, from introductory freshman courses to PhD seminars. His teaching awards include the Missouri Governor’s award for excellence in university teaching and Washington University's distinguished faculty award. Fazzari served six years as chair of the Department of Economics, three years as a member of the Arts & Sciences Advisory Committee on Tenure and Promotion, and is now in his second term as a member of the Arts & Sciences Academic Planning Committee.