David Wessel is economics editor for The Wall Street Journal and writes the Capital column, a weekly look at the economy and forces shaping living standards around the world. David joined The Wall Street Journal in 1984.
He appears frequently on National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” and on WETA’s Washington Week.
David is the author of Red Ink: Inside the High Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget.
He wrote the New York Times best-seller In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke’s War on the Great Panic and, with Bob Davis, Prosperity, a look at the American middle class.
David graduated from Haverford College in 1975 and was a Knight Bagehot Fellow in Business & Economics Journalism at Columbia University in 1980-81. In 2009, he was awarded an honorary doctorate in humane letters by Eureka College.
David has shared two Pulitzer Prizes.