Jeff Stein

Washington, D.C.

White House economics reporter

Education: Cornell University, BA in history

Jeff Stein is the White House economics reporter for The Washington Post. Since joining The Washington Post in November 2017, he has covered the Republican tax law; the government shutdown; and the administration's economic response to the coronavirus, among other topics. In 2014, he founded the local news nonprofit the Ithaca Voice in Upstate New York. The Ithaca Voice has a full-time staff of reporters and remains the best publication in the city.
Latest from Jeff Stein

Putin struggles with falling ruble, rising prices as sanctions bite

Rising prices caused by a drop in the value of the ruble are bringing Russia’s war — and the impact of sanctions — home to many Russians for the first time.

August 30, 2023

How the Inflation Reduction Act might affect you — and change the U.S.

The package, while smaller than Democrats’ initial ambitions, would transform huge sectors of the U.S. economy and affect millions of Americans.

August 29, 2023

Vivek Ramaswamy’s policy proposals and how they would transform the U.S.

The emerging GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy is running on an aggressive series of 25 key campaign proposals.

August 24, 2023

Trump vows massive new tariffs if elected, risking global economic war

The former president floats a 10 percent tax on foreign imports as advisers say the plan is still in progress.

August 22, 2023

White House is torn over Joe Manchin’s fury at climate law he crafted

Biden aides are trying to agree to Manchin’s demands where they can to avoid antagonizing him, while still advancing a climate agenda that he strongly opposes.

August 19, 2023

Larry Summers was Biden’s biggest inflation critic. Was he wrong?

The former Democratic treasury secretary, hailed for predicting inflation, now faces scrutiny over projections of spiking unemployment.

August 13, 2023

5 key pillars of President Biden’s economic revolution

Beyond the partisan talking points, how has “Bidenomics” changed the U.S. economy?

August 12, 2023

Biden asks for $20.6 billion for Ukraine as counteroffensive sputters

The United States has spent tens of billions to help Kyiv but is calling for more aid.

August 10, 2023

White House unveils wage rule for federal projects, in win for unions

The decision to update the New Deal-era Davis-Bacon Act caps off months of debate among experts about how best to mandate union requirements for federal funds.

August 9, 2023

Credit downgrade shocks Biden aides, as more debt fights loom

Many experts say long-term federal debt — now more than $31 trillion — looms as a threat to U.S. fiscal health.

August 3, 2023