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David Adler


Economics Author

David Adler is interested in finding ways to revive and strengthen American national developmentalism. He is the author of the monograph The New Economics of Liquidity and Financial Frictions and co-editor of the anthology The Productivity Puzzle both published by the CFA Institute Research Foundation. He wrote Snap Judgment (FT Press) about behavioral economics. Earlier, he co-edited the anthology, Understanding American Economic Decline (Cambridge University Press) which looked at the prospects for US growth through the precedent of Britain’s comparative economic decline. He is a regular contributor to American Affairs and has also written for Barron’s, City Journal and the FT. He is a senior advisor to XA Investments, an alternative investments manager and distributor.

He is the producer of several public policy documentaries for the BBC and PBS including Mind Over Money (NOVA/WGBH) about behavioral finance, as well as America’s Crisis in Healthcare and Retirement.

David Adler was educated at Oxford and Columbia from which he has an MA in economics. He was the organizer of the CFA Institute conference, “Restoring American Economic Dynamism,” and also “the Economics Forum” about the Greek crisis at the Fourth Athens Biennale which took place in the abandoned Athens Stock Exchange.

Recent Publications

April 12, 2021

Next Steps for Ensuring America’s Advanced Technology Preeminence

As technology and industry strategy experts, we commend Congress and the Biden administration for focusing on ensuring U.S. advanced technology competitiveness. Toward that end, we offer a number of recommendations for further action.

More publications by David Adler

Recent Events and Presentations

April 27, 2022

Innovation and IP’s Role in Combatting the Covid-19 Pandemic

ITIF and the Center for Strategic and International Studies hosted two expert panels exploring how innovation and IP have proved to be instrumental in overcoming the COVID pandemic.

November 17, 2020

Manufacturing Workforce Development and Strengthening Manufacturing Supply Chains: What Can States Do?

ITIF hosted a two-part forum on innovative state-level manufacturing policies.

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