Jim Tankersley

Editor, StorylineWashington, D.C.


Economists forgot that government response to a disaster can be a stimulus.

  • Aug 22, 2014

Previewing the Premier League, economically

  • Aug 15, 2014

Can a huge investment be good for a city, a bank and America?

  • Aug 15, 2014

A longtime party warrior tries to build a coalition around climate change and Lake Erie.

  • Aug 11, 2014

Economist, father of three and former White House economic adviser Austan Goolsbee on whether we’re right to worry.

  • Aug 8, 2014

An economist visiting home notes how market forces are failing to get bottled water to people who need it most.

  • Aug 2, 2014

You have questions about the economy. We have answers, with special guest Lizzie O’Leary.

  • Jul 31, 2014

Dutch flower growers are clamoring for sanctions.

  • Jul 25, 2014

If most of the research on a big economic question comes from one political point of view, can Americans trust it?

  • Jul 24, 2014

  • Jul 24, 2014
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Jim Tankersley is the editor of Storyline at 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.
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