Jim Tankersley
Reporter

Jim Tankersley is an economic policy reporter for The Washington Post, where he explains complex public policies and illuminates their human impact. Before joining The Post, he wrote for National Journal, covering the breakdown in American job creation, the decline in economic mobility and the failure of policy makers to adapt to an increasingly complex set of global economic challenges. He has also worked at the Tribune Washington Bureau, the Toledo Blade, the Rocky Mountain News and The Oregonian.

Jim and a colleague at The Blade won the 2007 Livingston Award for Young Journalists for their “Business as Usual” series of stories revealing the true roots of Ohio’s economic decline. He was also part of the “Coingate” team at the Toledo Blade that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

Latest by Jim Tankersley

You’re as apt to get ahead in America as your parents were

You’re as apt to get ahead in America as your parents were

A new study finds that economic mobility hasn’t changed in half a century, despite social programs.

D.C. area on tech radar as alternative to Silicon Valley

D.C. area on tech radar as alternative to Silicon Valley

In its move to Va., Savi Technology finds plenty of engineers and a good fit in the region’s stable workforce.

Great news! We fixed racism. Against white people. In the NBA.

There is at least one corner of the economy where a new, detailed economic analysis finds no evidence of wage discrimination of any kind.

JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon tackles ‘skills gap’

JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon tackles ‘skills gap’

A Q&A with Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase.