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Brian Fikkert  

Founder and Executive Director of the Chalmers Center for Economic Development at Covenant College, Author of "When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor... and Yourself"

Brian Fikkert is the founder and executive director of the Chalmers Center for Economic Development at Covenant College, where he also serves as a professor of economics and community development. Brian received a PhD in economics with highest honors from Yale University. He has numerous academic and popular publications and is a co-author of the book When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself. Prior to coming to Covenant College, he was a professor at the University of Maryland and a research fellow at the Center for Institutional Reform and the Informal Sector.

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