Stephanie Kelton is Chair of the Department of Economics at UMKC. She is an esteemed public speaker who consults with policymakers, investment banks, and portfolio managers around the world. Her research expertise includes government finance, monetary operations, social security, international finance, and employment policy. Kelton is the foremost evangelist of a fringe economic movement called Modern Monetary Theory. She is considered one of the most important voices influencing the policy debate today.