An internationally-recognized authority on global, economic, political and social trends, Joel Kotkin writes and speaks on their problems, opportunities, and their likely future. A keen-eyed authority on economic, political, and social trends; he applies his knowledge and insight in those areas to the vital issues facing regions, major cities and countries.
Joel is the author of eight books, most recently: The New Class Conflict where Kotkin provides a tough but evenhanded analysis of our evolving class system, and suggests some approaches that might restore the middle class to its proper role as the dominant group in the American future. Joel Kotkin is also the author of The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050. The book explores how the nation will evolve in the next four decades. His previous, also critically acclaimed book, was The City: A Global History.
Joel is a Contributing Editor to the City Journal, published by the Manhattan Institute. He serves on the editorial board of the Orange County Register and writes a weekly column for that paper, and is a regular contributor to the Daily Beast. He writes the weekly "New Geographer" column for Forbes.com where he explores the intersection of demographics and urban issues as well as global political and social issues. His work also appears in The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The Washington Post, Inc. Magazine, The American, and on Politico.com. For several years he also contributed the monthly "Grass Roots Business" column in The New York Times' Sunday Business section.
Joel lectures widely in the United States, UK, Asia, Australia and Europe and is a sought-after speaker for major business and financial organizations. He appears regularly on radio and television as well. In 2010 he won the Gene Burd Award for best urban reporting. Mr. Kotkin is the Roger Hobbs Distinguished Fellow in Urban Studies at Chapman University in Orange, California. He is also a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Civil Service College in Singapore.