Steven Pearlstein
Steven Pearlstein
Columnist

Steven Pearlstein is a business and economics columnist who writes about local, national and international topics. He joined the Post in 1988 as deputy business editor, and has been defense industry reporter, economic correspondent and Canadian correspondent. He is also moderator of the Post’s On Leadership site. In the fall of 2011, he will become the Robinson Professor of Political and International Affairs at George Mason University. Pearlstein was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2008 for columns anticipating and explaining the global financial crisis. In 2011, he won a Gerald R. Loeb Lifetime Achievement award. Pearlstein grew up in Brookline, Mass., and graduated from Trinity College, Hartford, Conn. He lives in Washington with his wife, Wendy Gray.

Latest by Steven Pearlstein

Grand Central on the Potomac?

Grand Central on the Potomac?

How a $10 billion redevelopment of Union Station could reshape Washington and the region.

An odd approach to attacking crony capitalism

An odd approach to attacking crony capitalism

It’s disappointing that both parties are content to focus this debate on the obscure Export-Import Bank.

People analytics: ‘Moneyball’ for human resources

People analytics: ‘Moneyball’ for human resources

Hot new area in human resource management aims to bring “big data” to corporate hiring and promotion.

Financial industry just not vested in wider savings plans

Financial industry just not vested in wider savings plans

The concept of Automatic IRAs to help prepare Americans for retirement faces some challenges