Simon Johnson

Ronald A. Kurtz Professor of Entrepreneurship, Head of the Global Economics and Management Group and Faculty Chair of the Sloan Fellows Programme at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Simon Johnson is the Ronald A. Kurtz (1954) Professor of Entrepreneurship and chair of the Global Economics and Management group at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He is also co-chair of the CFA Institute Systemic Risk Council, co-director of the MIT Shaping the Future of Work Initiative, and a board member at Fannie Mae. In 2023, Power and Progress: Our Thousand-Year Struggle Over Technology and Prosperity, co-authored with Daron Acemoglu, was long-listed for the FT-Schroders Business Book of the Year and the Baillie Gifford Prize for nonfiction. Professor Johnson is also the co-author of three books with James Kwak: 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover, The Next Financial Meltdown, and White House Burning: The Founding Fathers, Our National Debt and Why it Matters to You; and, with Jonathan Gruber, Jump-Starting America: How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth and the American Dream. Previously, Johnson was the IMF’s chief economist (2007-08), co-director of the NBER Africa Project, a member of the Congressional Budget Office's Panel of Economic Advisers, a member of the US Treasury’s Office of Financial Research advisory group (chair of the subgroup on global risks), and a member of the FDIC’s Systemic Resolution Advisory Committee.