Clara E. Mattei
Clara E. Mattei teaches in the Economics Department of The New School for Social Research.
Clara's research contributes to the history of capitalism, exploring the critical relationship between economic ideas and technocratic policymaking. She recently published her first book, The Capital Order: How Economists Invented Austerity and Paved the Way to Fascism (University of Chicago Press, November 2022), which investigates the origins of austerity after the WWI crisis to understand its logic as a tool of reaction against alternatives to capitalism.
She is currently working on a book project which critically reassesses the Golden Age of Capitalism (1945-1975) and its Keynesianism through the lens of austerity capitalism.