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Jim Tankersley    

Economics reporter for the New York Times

Jim Tankersley is an economics reporter for the New York Times. He covers the economic policies of the Trump administration and their effects on working people, the long-running and persistent inequities in the American economy, and, most recently, the nation's spiral into recession amid the coronavirus pandemic. Click here to read his latest stories for the Times.

A son of small-town Oregon, he has written for newspapers across the country about the struggles of the middle class and the failure of politicians to address them.

Tankersley won the prestigious Livingston Award for Young Journalists for stories tracing the roots of Ohio's economic decline. With colleagues at The Blade newspaper in Toledo, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. ‚Äč

He lives outside Washington, D.C., with his wife and son.

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