Matt Stoller

Matt Stoller

Formal First Name
Matthew (Matt)
1978 - present

Matt Stoller is Director of Research at the American Economic Liberties Project, a non profit organization advocating for antitrust reform and corporate regulation in the United States. Previously, he was a Fellow at the Open Markets Institute, where he researched the relationship between concentrated financial power and the Democratic Party in the 20th century. Before that, he spent six years on Capitol Hill, most recently as a senior policy advisor to the Senate Budget Committee where he focused on trade, competition policy, and financial services. He also worked in the U.S. House of Representatives on financial services policy, including Dodd-Frank, the Federal Reserve, and the foreclosure crisis. Matt is the author of the Simon and Schuster book Goliath: The Hundred Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy, which Business Insider called “one of the year’s best books on how to rethink capitalism and improve the economy.”

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Stoller worked for a member of the Financial Services Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives during the financial crisis.

  • While a staffer, he wrote a provision of law mandating a third-party audit of the Federal Reserve’s emergency lending activities. He also helped cut part of a $20 billion subsidy to large financial institutions.

  • He helped author legislation on Federal Reserve reform, the concentration of power among banks, and the restructuring of our trading arrangements. 

  • He also worked in the US House of Representatives on financial services policy, including Dodd-Frank, the Federal Reserve, and the foreclosure crisis.


  • He was a producer for MSNBC’s The Dylan Ratigan Show and served as a writer and actor on the short-lived FX television series Brand X with Russell Brand. 

  • His 2012 law review article on the foreclosure crisis, The Housing Crash and the End of American Citizenship, predicted the rise of autocratic political forces.

  • His 2016 Atlantic article, How the Democrats Killed Their Populist Soul, helped inspire the new anti-monopoly movement. 

  • At Roosevelt Institute, he focused on housing finance policy, foreclosures, political corruption, and the monetary transmission mechanism between the Federal Reserve and the 'real' economy.


  • Matt authors Big, a monopoly-focused newsletter with tens of thousands of subscribers.

  • His writing has appeared in the Washington Post, the New York Times, Fast Company, Foreign Policy, Real Vision, The American Conservative, and The Baffler.

  • He has been featured as an antitrust expert on Matt Belloni’s podcast The Town, and has advocated for antitrust regulation in Hollywood in numerous pieces, including Time to Break Up Hollywood and Make Hollywood Great Again.