About Economy 4.0

Special correspondent David Brancaccio and the Economy 4.0 team cover the economy of the future -- and how to make it work better for more people. In the wake of the recent crisis, we investigate how the financial regulatory system is (or isn't) being reformed, how that will affect you and how we measure progress. Follow us on Twitter.

Why Economy 4.0?

With credit to Anatole Kaletsky's "Capitalism 4.0," we break down our recent financial history into four periods.

Economy 1.0: Industrial Revolution to the Crash of 1929.

Economy 2.0: The period guided by Depression-era financial rules lasting until the 1980s.

Economy 3.0: The era of deregulation ushered in by Reagan and Thatcher that ended in the sub-prime bust.

Economy 4.0: What comes next...

Economy 4.0 looks at the implementation of financial regulatory reform, from Dodd-Frank to Basel III, and how it will affect Main Street. We also investigate new attempts to move beyond GDP, from measuring happiness and well-being to rethinking the definition of poverty. David Brancaccio's Economy 4.0 is about making the financial system work better for more people.

Special Correspondent David Brancaccio

David Brancaccio specializes in telling stories important to our economy and our democracy through the eyes of the real people who live in the cross-hairs of crucial issues. His accessible yet authoritative approach to investigative reporting and in-depth interviewing earned his work the highest honors in broadcast journalism, including the Peabody, the Columbia-duPont, the Emmy, and the Walter Cronkite awards. David hosted Marketplace from 1993 to 2003, after serving in London as the program's European editor.

He later co-anchored the PBS television program NOW with Bill Moyers, before becoming solo host of NOW in 2005. He was the first host of public television's California Connected and has been a frequent guest on CNN, CNBC, and MSNBC and reported economic stories for BBC World News America. David grew up in Maine and attended schools in Italy, Madagascar and Ghana. He has a BA from Wesleyan University and a MA in journalism from Stanford. His book, Squandering Aimlessly, an account of his nationwide odyssey to speak to Americans about money and values, was published in 2000.

Producer Amanda Aronczyk

Amanda Aronczyk is a public radio and new media journalist. She has worked for the best shows in public radio, from Radio Lab, to Studio 360, as well as producing podcasts for the New Yorker and Slate. She is currently an Adjunct Instructor at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

Researcher and Production Assistant Stan Alcorn

Stan Alcorn is a multimedia journalist based in New York City. He directs multimedia content for the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at the Columbia Journalism School and produces documentary shorts for Danger Documentaries. His work has been published by outlets including the Orange County Register, High Country News and Chinese web portal NetEase.

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