Lindsay Owens

Executive Director, Groundwork Collaborative

About Lindsay Owens

Lindsay Owens, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the Groundwork Collaborative. Widely known for her ability to communicate pressing economic concepts and arguments, Lindsay has been credited with changing the way we understand inflation, by leading the charge to expose –  and articulate – the role of firm pricing power and corporate profiteering in price increases. Her work has been hailed by Jon Stewart as “music to my ears,” and by consumer advocate Ralph Nader as “a burst of new energy in the civic community in Washington, D.C.” 

An early founder of Groundwork, Lindsay now leads the organization’s mission and strategy to build an economy that is more equitable and just. In this role, Lindsay goes beyond the numbers, combining her academic expertise with political savvy and a keen understanding of how people actually experience the economy in their lives. 

Under Lindsay’s leadership, Groundwork has become a go-to organization for media, congressional testimony, and research on the economy. She regularly advises the White House, candidates for elected office, and members of Congress on policies to ensure the economy works for all of us. Lindsay has authored numerous op-eds and is regularly featured as a leading economic voice in national publications like the Washington Post, PBS NewsHour, MSNBC, CNN, and the New York Times. 

Prior to joining Groundwork, Lindsay served as a senior economic policy adviser to Senator Elizabeth Warren, and deputy chief of staff and legislative director to Representatives Keith Ellison and Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal. She holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

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