Andrew L. Yarrow is a former New York Times reporter and author of six books and more than 1,000 articles. He has served as a speechwriter for the U.S. Department of Labor and the Export-Import Bank of the United States, writing on economic policy issues. In addition, he has worked for the Brookings Institution, Public Agenda, and Oxfam, and has consulted for international organizations, think tanks, and foundations, including the World Bank, UNICEF, the U.S. Department of Education, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Kettering Foundation, the Aspen Institute, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and the Progressive Policy Institute.
Yarrow has a Ph.D. in U.S. history, and has taught at American University and George Mason University. He has written on a wide range of topics, including: U.S. history and politics; work, inequality, and poverty; federal finances; the visual and performing arts; the media and media history; education and child policy; and French society and politics.
Yarrow received his B.A. from UCLA, Master's degrees from both Princeton University and the Harvard Kennedy School, and his Ph.D. from George Mason University.