The Author

Greg Phelan is an assistant professor of economics at Williams College. He earned his college and graduate degrees from Yale University, and his research focuses on macroeconomics and financial theory. He is an elder at Community Bible Church in Williamstown, Massachusetts, where he lives with his wife and children.

Is Buying Stuff the Best Way to Help the Poor?

If rising GDP has done more to decrease poverty than any charity or aid program, how does one best leverage personal finances to help

I ‘Left’ the Global Poor to Serve the Global Poor

I went to graduate school to help the poor.