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Expertise: Financial markets, trade, federal budget, economy

Andy Green is the managing director of Economic Policy at American Progress. He writes and speaks about financial markets and regulation; corporate governance and competition; international trade; and the economy and middle class. Green was editor of “Raising Wages and Rebuilding Wealth: A Roadmap for Middle-Class Economic Security,” a wide-ranging CAP report on causes and solutions to the wages and wealth squeeze on middle-class America. He writes regularly on financial regulation, including the Volcker rule, and has co-authored prominent CAP reports on the relationship between corporate long-termism and workforce training and on how to revitalize competition policy. He has appeared on CNN, Fox Business News, Bloomberg TV, C-SPAN, and a range of radio talk shows, and he has testified before Congress.

Prior to joining American Progress, he served as counsel to Kara Stein, commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Prior to joining the SEC in 2014, Green served as counsel to U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and staff director of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee’s Subcommittee on Economic Policy. He participated in the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010 and was the lead staff member for the Merkley-Levin amendment, which added the Volcker rule into the law. He also participated in the passage of the JOBS Act as the lead staff member of the Merkley-Brown-Bennet amendment, which authored the law’s crowdfunding provisions.

Prior to joining Sen. Merkley’s office in early 2009, Green practiced corporate law at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Green holds a B.A. in government and an M.A. in East Asian regional studies from Harvard University and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Green also serves as a member of the board of directors of the Junior State of America Foundation, which supports nonpartisan year-round and summer leadership programs for high school students who are interested in politics and government.

By Andy Green
Financial Markets and Regulators Are Still in the Dark on Climate ChangeCenter for American ProgressJune 29, 2020
Letter to SEC on Corporate Transparency and Accountability and the Coronavirus PandemicThe FinReg BlogMay 26, 2020
How Congress Can Help Small Businesses Weather the Coronavirus PandemicCenter for American ProgressApril 13, 2020
Public Health Requires an Extraordinarily Aggressive Economic Response to Coronavirus Immediately—One That’s Larger Than What Many ImagineCenter for American ProgressMarch 17, 2020
States and Local Governments Can Help Protect Workers and Small Businesses From the Economic Impacts of the CoronavirusCenter for American ProgressMarch 12, 2020
Supreme Court Is Asked to Weaken the SEC’s Ability to “Make Things Right”: Amici Curiae BriefHarvard Law School Forum on Corporate GovernanceFebruary 3, 2020
Washington and Brussels Need a New ‘Special Relationship’Washington MonthlyJanuary 13, 2020
Corporate Governance and WorkersCenter for American ProgressAugust 14, 2019
Standing with Farmers in the Fight Against Concentrated PowerMorning ConsultMay 30, 2019
A Fair Deal for FarmersCenter for American ProgressMay 7, 2019
Forced Arbitration: What You Need To KnowCenter for American ProgressMay 6, 2019
Tax Day 2019: How To Unrig the Tax CodeCenter for American ProgressApril 15, 2019
U.S. Trade Policy in North America, China, and BeyondCenter for American ProgressFebruary 27, 2019
The State of the Trump EconomyCenter for American ProgressFebruary 5, 2019
Trump’s Trade Deal and the Road Not TakenCenter for American ProgressFebruary 1, 2019
The tax cut isn’t trickling down to workersMarketWatchDecember 3, 2018
Antitrust Policy Has Missed the Forest for the TreesMarketWatchOctober 9, 2018
Corporate Long-Termism, Transparency, and the Public InterestCenter for American ProgressOctober 2, 2018
Opinion: Could the SEC Secretly Abolish Investors’ Right to Sue?MarketWatchMarch 2, 2018
Resisting Financial DeregulationCenter for American ProgressDecember 4, 2017
5 Ways the Senate GOP Tax Bill Will Undermine America’s Economic and National SecurityCenter for American ProgressNovember 29, 2017
5 Challenges Trump Will Face in AsiaCenter for American ProgressNovember 1, 2017
Does Cutting Corporate Taxes Create Jobs?Center for American ProgressOctober 26, 2017
GOP tax plan helps monopolies and hurts us allThe Kansas City StarOctober 18, 2017
SEC should follow the Labor Department’s fiduciary standardMarketWatchAugust 28, 2017
President Trump, listen to candidate Trump and keep Volcker RuleThe HillAugust 5, 2017
Don’t Fall for Mick Mulvaney’s MAGAnomics NonsenseFortuneJuly 18, 2017
Wall Street needs a tough cop. Will Trump’s pick live up to the job?The HillMarch 23, 2017
Questions for the Potential Next Sheriff of Wall StreetCenter for American ProgressMarch 8, 2017
Phantom IlliquidityCenter for American ProgressNovember 15, 2016
5 Steps to Address Corporate America’s Short-Termism ProblemCenter for American ProgressSeptember 29, 2016
Raising Wages and Rebuilding WealthCenter for American ProgressSeptember 8, 2016
Common sense ideas to help corporations to think long-termMarketWatchAugust 29, 2016
As other regulators move past implementing Dodd-Frank, the SEC falls further behindThe HillJuly 21, 2016
Reviving AntitrustCenter for American ProgressJune 29, 2016
Workers or Waste?Center for American ProgressJune 8, 2016
Paul Volcker Was Right AgainMorning ConsultMarch 17, 2016