Gregg Easterbrook, a senior editor at The New Republic, has joined the Brookings Institution as a visiting fellow in Economic Studies.
While at Brookings, Easterbrook will research a book examining whether Americans are living better lives. Its premise is that although living standards are improving pollution, crime, and unemployment are on the decline many Americans say their lives are wracked by anxiety and stress.
In addition to his duties at The New Republic, Easterbrook serves as contributing editor of The Atlantic Monthly and The Washington Monthly. Prior to joining The New Republic, he was a contributing editor for U.S. News and World Report and Newsweek, national correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, and editor of The Washington Monthly.
Easterbrook's work has appeared in numerous other publications, including The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, and The Boston Globe.
He has received several honors, including the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award in 1980 and 1984, the Livingston Award for Young Journalists in 1985, and an honorary doctorate from Colorado College in 1992. He was also a fiftieth anniversary distinguished fellow at the Fulbright Foundation in 1996.
Easterbrook, the author of Beside Still Waters (William Morrow, 1998), A Moment on the Earth (Viking, 1995), Surgeon Koop (Whittle Books, 1990), and This Magic Moment (St. Martin's, 1987), will be a visiting fellow at Brookings until September 2002.