Edward Wolff received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1974 and is currently professor of economics at New York University, where he has taught since 1974. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and an editorial board member of Journal of Economic Inequality and Review of Income and Wealth. He was Managing Editor of the Review of Income and Wealth (1987-2004), Senior Scholar at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College (1999-2011), Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation (2003-04), President of the Eastern Economics Association (2002-2003), and a council member of the International Association for Research in Income and Wealth (1987-2012) and the International Input-Output Association (1995-2003). His principal research areas are income and wealth inequality. Recent books include: Does Education Really Help? Skill, Work, and Inequality (2006); The Transformation of the American Pension System: Was It Beneficial for Workers? (2011); Inheriting Wealth in America: Future Boom or Bust? (2015); and A Century of Wealth in America (2017). He has also published articles in a wide range of journals including American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economics and Statistics, Review of Income and Wealth, and Journal of Economic Inequality.