Clara E. Mattei is Assistant Professor in Economics at The New School for Social Research in New York City and the author of The Capital Order: How Economists invented Austerity and Paved the Way to Fascism.
Clara E. Mattei is a political economist, whose research contributes to the history of capitalism, exploring the critical relation between economic ideas and technocratic policy making. She especially focuses on the logic of austerity and its role in shaping contemporary societies. Her method integrates historical archival sources with macro-economic empirical data. Her book, The Capital Order: How Economists invented Austerity and Paved the Way to Fascism has just been published by the University of Chicago Press.