Amy Goldstein

Amy Goldstein

Visiting Fellow – Economic Studies

Amy Goldstein is a visiting fellow in Economic Studies, affiliated with the Center on Health Policy and the Center on Economic Security and Opportunity. She joins Brookings from The Washington Post, where she was a staff writer for 36 years. She spent a decade as the newspaper’s national health care policy writer and has written widely about social policy issues, including Medicaid and Medicare, the Affordable Care Act, Social Security, and other aspects of the social safety net. She also was a White House correspondent and covered notable news events, from the Monica Lewinsky scandal to Supreme Court nominations. Goldstein shared the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting for the Washington Post’s coverage of 9-11 and the government’s response to the attacks. And she was a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting for an investigative series she co-wrote on medical treatment of immigrants in federal detention.

She is the author of “Janesville: An American Story”—a close-up of a small Midwestern city that lost thousands of jobs during the Great Recession when the oldest operating General Motors assembly plant shut down. “Janesville” is the winner of the Financial Times & McKinsey Business Book of the Year and the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, the nation’s top prize for narrative nonfiction.

Goldstein holds an A.B. in American Civilization from Brown University. She has been a fellow at Harvard University at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism and at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She has been a visiting scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute for Research on Poverty, a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and a practitioner fellow at the Georgetown University Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor.

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