David Howell is a Professor of Economics and Public Policy and directs the Doctoral Program in Public and Urban Policy at The New School. He is an affiliated member of the New School's economics department, a Faculty Research Fellow at the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, and a Research Scholar at the Political Economy Research Institute (UMass Amherst). His books include the edited volume Fighting Unemployment: The Limits of Free Market Orthodoxy. He was also the lead author on the landmark 2007 paper "Are Protective Labor Market Institutions at the Root of Unemployment?" which overturned a generation of orthodox research on the causes of mass unemployment in Europe.