Michael Klein is Professor of International Economic Affairs at The Fletcher School of Tufts University and co-founder of EconoFact, which was created to bridge the academic/policy divide by posting non-partisan memos by leading academic economists on timely economic topics, while also being a jargon-free, accessible resource to a general audience. Michael launched EconoFact in January 2017 with six memos and a network of 20 economists at that time. He has since built EconoFact to include more than 90 academic economist and having now published over 150 memos that span a range of topics including immigration, international trade, jobs and employment, the social safety net, crime and criminal justice, and tax and fiscal policy, among many others.